Rocky Fork Enterprise

Jan. 14 at Harrison Pond residence

Gahanna police still searching for home invaders


Gahanna police had no further developments as of Jan. 14 regarding a home invasion that occurred at about 4:19 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Four people entered the residence at 1451 Harrison Pond by using a rock to smash out a rear glass door, according to police.

One intruder entered the woman's bedroom and pulled her out of bed by her hair. Her husband heard the commotion and exited into the hallway from another bedroom, where three intruders confronted him.

He was struck in the head and body numerous times, possibly by a gun and flashlight, police said.

As the intruders were striking the man, they kept asking for the location of a safe.

Stolen from the home were a wallet, cellphones, a television and guns.

The intruders -- three males and one female -- fled in a red Pontiac Vibe that had been parked in the home's driveway. It later was found abandoned at an apartment complex near the Harrison Pond residence.

The vehicle contained items stolen from the home and was impounded.

Police believe the intruders might have fled the area in a red Nissan Altima shortly after abandoning the Pontiac Vibe.

The intruders reportedly were wearing ski masks, and one of them was described as being about 6 feet, 2 inches with a "thick build," police said.

Anyone with information should call the Gahanna police at 614-342-4240. Callers may remain anonymous.