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Madras Police Investigate Home Invasion

MADRAS, OR -- Madras Police are searching for four men involved in an armed home invasion, early Thursday morning. Officers responded to the home on NE Lakeside Drive, just after 2:30 a.m.


Two residents report the robbers demanded money and drugs and got away with cash, jewelry, and a gold 2000 GMC Sierra, Oregon plate 915-EZX. The stolen pickup has a black bed liner with chrome strips and is registered to one of the victims.


The two men don’t know why they were targeted and deny using or possessing drugs. They say the suspects had at least two guns, a pistol and a rifle, and one of the victims was struck with a blunt object. Both men were treated and released at St. Charles Madras.


Investigators say the suspects concealed their faces and are only described as Hispanic men between 5' 10" and 6' tall. They were of average build and unknown ages.
Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Isiah Duarte at Madras PD, at 541-475-2424.
UPDATE: Madras Police located the stolen pickup truck at about noon, Thursday, four miles away. They say it was driven off the side of the canal road near Depot Lane in Madras, where it was stuck in the loose dirt and had nearly rolled. Investigators towed the truck from the site so it can be processed for potential evidence. 

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