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Suspects In Home Invasion Posed As Police

Posted at 6:41 AM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 19:46:03-04

A search got underway for three suspects in a south Nashville home invasion who posed as police officers. 

The incident was reported around 5:40 a.m. Friday at the Glengarry Heights Apartments on Winthorne Drive.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said the three suspects knocked on the door and claimed to be police.   

According to Sylvestre Cortez, one of the victims, the suspects may have broken into the apartment through a key or another item.

They didn't make much noise.

Eight men asleep at the time heard yelling from the suspects saying they were police and needed the residents to get up. 

When the victims answered, the suspects barged in and robbed them of their wallets, phones, and cash. 

Police said two of the victims were zip-tied during the ordeal. 

The men were from Guatemala. They stole $1,700, wallets, phones, and consular ID's and passports. 

Investigators said the suspects were described as being two white women and one African American male.

The male suspect was said to be 6-feet 5-inches tall with a muscular build and weighs 250 pounds. One of the women was described as being 5-feet 5-inches tall with blonde hair. A description of the third suspect was not available. 

No children were inside the home at the time of the incident. The suspects were not wearing uniforms but they did have on some sort of badge, according to reports.

It was believed the suspects drove away in a black Xterra. 

The investigation remained ongoing. 

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.