7/13/2014 11:04:00 AM Robbery, home invasion in Cottonwood
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detectives work the scene of a home invasion in the Cottonwood area Saturday morning, July 12. VVN/Vyto Starinskas
COTTONWOOD - There was a robbery and home invasion at a home in the 900 block of Rio Verde Circle in Cottonwood early Saturday morning, but the occupant was not injured, according to Yavapai County Sheriff's detectives.
The suspects may have assumed the home was unoccupied, deputies at the scene said, adding that they have good leads for possible suspects in the robbery and a suspect vehicle.
The suspect vehicle is a black Nissan Maxima - possibly a 2005 or 2006 --- with the passenger windows all blacked out like tint on limo-passenger windows. It has an Arizona Cardinal license plate, said Dwight D'Evelyn of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.
The crime occurred around 4 a.m. at the Rio Verde Circle home. D'Evelyn said three suspects forced their way into the home, which was occupied by a woman who was not injured during the robbery. The suspects said they were armed and property was taken from the home, although the specific items will not be disclosed at this time, said D'Evelyn.
The suspect vehicle was possibly seen in the area last night and detectives are working leads.
If you have any information, please contact YCSO at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 to report tips anonymously.
Three investigators at the scene gathered evidence in the backyard at a gate and two investigators walked the neighborhood talking with other residents, looking for tracks along Rio Verde Circle.
The police investigators were asking residents if they saw anything suspicious during the night.
No other homes in the neighborhood were broken into, said D'Evelyn.