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MnDOT cameras catch vehicle possibly connected to violent home invasion in Columbia Heights

An 87-year-old man was struck in the head with a pistol during the home invasion.
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Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a vehicle that might've been associated with a violent home invasion in Columbia Heights. 

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office issued a release Tuesday saying officers were called to the 4500 block of Madison St. NE around 12:15 a.m. on June 5 on a report of a home invasion. 

Police were told that 4-5 suspects broke into the home, which was occupied by a 87-year-old homeowner, his 89-year-old wife and 58-year-old son. 

A male suspect with a semi-automatic pistol woke the homeowner and his wife while their son was forced from his bedroom into another area of the home. 

The suspects demanded money and at one point the 87-year-old man was pistol-whipped and needed medical attention. 

The robbers got away with a TV, cellphone and wallet, but police say MnDOT cameras captured a vehicle, shown at the top of the story, speeding away from the area shortly after the 911 call was made. 

Anyone with information about the vehicle or incident is asked to contact Columbia Heights Police Department or the Anoka County Sheriff's Office at 763-427-1212.

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