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Police investigating home invasion robbery

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By: Lauren Fabrizi

Police are investigating a home invasion robbery from Friday night.

It happened after 8 p.m. at a duplex near S. 9th and Sumner Streets, involving two male victims in their early twenties.

"One of the victims that lives at that particular address said that a female came to his door and inquired about a lost dog," Cpt. Don Scheinost of the Lincoln Police Dept. said.

That's when police said three male suspects forced their way into the home. Police said one suspect was armed with a shotgun and hit one of the victims in the face, knocking him down.

Police said the young woman who initially knocked on the door was likely a ploy.

They said the suspects took off with about $3,000 in electronics, including two laptops, a video game system and a cell phone.

Police said all three suspects have dark complexions, are in their late teens to early twenties and have average builds.

"They were not wearing masks or anything like that, so we're hoping that we'll be able to identify them rather quickly," Scheinost said.

Police said the victim who was attacked did not suffer any serious injuries.

Neighbors told Channel 8 Eyewitness News that one of the victims had to move out, in shock from the incident.

Police said this is a reminder that you should never feel obligated to answer your door.

"If you don't recognize someone, you can tell them to go away," Scheinost said. "You don't have to answer the door just because someone's knocking at your door. And of course, just be careful and be safe."

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, call police.

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