PITTSBURG — The investigation into a possible home invasion that occurred early Thursday morning is still ongoing.
According to the original press release from the Pittsburg Police Department, officers responded to a 500 block E. 23rd Street residence for a report of a home invasion at 4:48 a.m. Thursday. Officers made contact with one of the tenants, who was at the residence with his girlfriend at the time of the incident. The 20-year-old tenant said the incident occurred a few hours earlier, before contacting law enforcement.
Reports on social media claimed there was a delay before contacting law enforcement because the male tenant was transported to the hospital for treatment of a potential stab wound on his hand, sustained during the home invasion.
According to Major Brent Narges of PPD, the ongoing investigation has not shown this. However, Narges said PPD is aware of the information on social media, and investigators continue to interview witnesses.
The tenant and his 21-year-old girlfriend reported two unknown masked men broke into the residence, brandishing firearms Thursday morning. Before leaving the residence, the suspects allegedly stole a shotgun, money, electronic equipment and the 20 year old's 1999 Chevy Blazer.
The stolen Chevy Blazer was located at approximately 6:30 a.m. Thursday by the Barton County Sheriff's Department near Mindenmines, Missouri, burning from an apparent arson.
The investigations into these incidents are ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to these incidents, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at the tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.