Gainesville Home Invasion, Possibly Drug Related
Police are still investigating the invasion that took place early Friday morning in southeast Gainesville. They haven't identified the suspects, but police say the victim may also be involved in shady dealings.
Gainesville Police say at around 3:00 a.m, three masked men entered Apartment 24 in the Cottages at Market Street. The men demanded money, and when the female resident couldn't give it to them, one of the men pistol whipped her, leaving her with a bleeding head wound.
When she gave officers permission to search the apartment, they found narcotics and cocaine residue.
"If you are involved in narcotics activity, whether it be through sales or the purchase of narcotics, it is a serious, serious crime," says GPD Spokeswoman Angelina Valuri, "and you are susceptible to becoming the victim of other crimes."
The masked men made off with some cash, cigarettes, and two cell phones. At this point, police say they believe the robbery is drug-related.
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