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D.C. Police investigating alleged home invasion near Georgetown University

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3:23 p.m.: The victim reported that when he answered a knock at the door, three suspects, one armed with a handgun, forced their way into the home and demanded drugs and money, D.C. Police Lt. Victor Braschnewitz says.

Two other victims in the home were beaten and tied up by the suspects.

The first victim was then forced at gunpoint  to search the premises with the suspects. All three suspects fled the scene after stealing laptop computers and other items from the location.

The suspects are described as a black male, 18-22 years old, 5'10"-6'0", 160-170 pounds, with a dark complexion and a medium build, last seen wearing a black jacket and pants; a black male, 18-22 years old, 6'4", 150-160 pounds, with short black hair, a light complexion and a medium build, last seen wearing a black shirt, grey pants and jacket; and  a black male, 18-24 years old, 6'0"-6'1", 160-170 pounds, with a medium complexion and a medium build, last seen wearing a black jacket.

UPDATE 3:05 p.m.: The three suspects entered the home looking for a non-student who was not in the residence, according to a statement from the Georgetown Department of Public Safety.

The suspects ransacked the home and left with three laptops and other electronic devices, escaping in an unknown direction, DPS says.

Two victims sustained minor injuries, police say.

DPS responded at the request of D.C. Police.

1:10 p.m.: D.C. Police are investigating a home invasion that took place near the campus of Georgetown University early Saturday morning.

Police spokesman Hugh Carew says that officers responded to a house on the 3500 Block of S Street NW just before 12:15 a.m. after reports of an armed burglary.


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Carew says that three suspects allegedly entered the home and that three victims, all believed to be Georgetown students, were tied up while the suspects took property.

One victim sustained a bruised lip and cut on the nose.

The investigation is ongoing.

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