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Police searching for suspects in home invasion

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Police need help to catch a dangerous trio of home invaders who hit an apartment complex in Bluefield and opened fire on police.

A detective with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department said the crime occurred in the Pauli Heights Apartment Complex on Maple Acres Road some time between midnight and 7 a.m. Friday morning.

Three people were involved in the crimes, but the suspects ran into the woods, and reportedly fired a weapon at the responding deputy. This violent crime isn't the first report of it's kind.

"It's the same MO we've been having in which three or four people have been running up in houses and robbing people in the morning. We had another incident that just took place on Feb.2 in which a similar type case took place on Francis Court where individuals went into a house and held them at gun point demanding money. The victim handed the suspect $1500 and then fled the area. Pauli Heights matching that same one," Detective Matthew Horn with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department said.

No injuries were reported. Anyone with information should contact the Mercer County Sheriff's Department.

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