Crime

Home Invasion Suspects Confronted by Owner Fled in His Vehicle, Still at Large

Within the hour, the Denver Police Department tweeted about a home invasion on the 7000 block of East Exposition.

The home's owner is said to have confronted the suspects, who allegedly fled the scene in the owner's vehicle. Continue for the details shared to date.

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The area in which the crime took place can be seen in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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Denver cops' first blast of info about the crime is encompassed in a two-part tweet. Here's part one....

...and here's part two:

Even before the DPD weighed in, Fox31's Chris Jose was already on the scene. Below, see one of his Twitpic dispatches....

...and another:

"PIO" stands for public-information officer -- meaning that the Denver Police Department deems what went down as sufficiently alarming that it's sending a spokesperson to address it. In the meantime, we're betting those nearby residents mentioned by Jose are already wide awake -- and have already double-checked the locks on their doors.

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