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Police investigate third home invasion in two days

A resident was hit with a handgun in the third home invasion robbery Spokane police have investigated in the past two days.

Officers responded at 1 a.m. today to the 1600 block of West Spofford Avenue in northwest Spokane. The people in the home said two men forced their way into the back door and at least one had a handgun, a news release from the police department said.

One of the residents was assaulted by one of the robbers and was hit with the handgun. No shots were fired.

Police said “two males and three females” were in the house at the time.

The vehicle possibly used in the robbery was described as a late ‘80s to early ‘90s Chevrolet Cavalier.

One of the robbers was described as white, 5-feet-7 to 6-feet tall, 200 pounds and wearing dark clothes with a blue bandana over his face. The other robber stayed near the back of the house and the victims didn’t get a good look at him, the release said.

The other two home invasion robberies reported recently were late Tuesday, on the 900 block of East Providence Avenue, and early Wednesday, at a home on the 4400 block of East 46th Avenue. A man was shot in the leg during the Tuesday incident.