Police are looking for two men suspected of burglarizing four Baton Rouge homes in quick succession Wednesday morning, culminating in a home invasion that ended with the homeowner tied up and injured.
The duo stole the homeowner’s blue 2015 Ford Mustang, which was located four hours later next to Highland Elementary School, said Sgt. Don Coppola, a spokesman for Baton Rouge police.
All four burglaries occurred at residences located just east of Kenilworth Parkway, in the blocks of 600 Millgate, 600 Woodgate Place, 600 Woodruff Drive and 1100 Wylie Drive. Police learned about the third burglary, on Woodruff, and were approaching when the two men fled on foot, Coppola said. They left behind a truck that was previously reported stolen in St. Tammany Parish, and police have alerted the Sheriff’s Office there about the stolen truck, he said.
The male homeowner of the fourth Baton Rouge home burglarized, on Wylie Drive, walked in on the home invasion in progress around 11:30 a.m. The men attacked him and tied him up before fleeing in his Mustang, Coppola said. The homeowner was injured, but opted not to seek medical treatment at a hospital, Coppola said.