Calgary police are investigating a pair of home invasions early Tuesday morning that sent three people to hospital.
The first took place in the community of Springbank Hill at around 12:30 a.m.
The victim said three masked intruders broke into their home on Springborough Point S.W. at around 12:30 a.m. The suspects were armed with baseball bats and knives.
Three people were in the house at the time; police said one resident was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The victims are co-operating with investigators.
Officers said they’re searching for a vehicle seen leaving the home, but as of Tuesday morning had not released a description of the vehicle.
The second home invasion happened in Mayland Heights at around 2:45 a.m.
Officers were called to a home in the 600 block of 19 Street N.E. after two masked men broke down the door of the home and assaulted the men inside.
Resident Rene Decoteau told Global News he was asleep when the suspects broke into the home he shares with a roommate.
“I heard all this banging from downstairs, and the next thing you know … the door came down,” he said.
“Two guys came flying up the stairs, put a 12 inch knife to my throat and started demanding money and weed.”
“I said ‘I don’t have any money and I don’t have any weed and I don’t know what you’re talking about,’” Decoteau said. “My roommate got up and locked himself in the bathroom.”
“They were patting me down… I thought he was going to cut my throat.”
Decoteau said his roommate called out to him to call 911, at which time the intruders broke into the bathroom. While the intruders were distracted, Decoteau ran outside where he fell and broke his arm – but managed to call 911.
According to Decoteau, his roommate was hit over the head, which police confirmed, saying it appeared he had been hit with a blunt object like a baseball bat or pipe.
Police indicated Decoteau’s roommate may also have been stabbed during the melee.
Both men were taken to the Foothills Medical Centre.
It’s not known what, if anything, was taken from either home.
Anyone with information on either home invasion is asked to call Calgary police or contact Crime Stoppers.