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Silent Witness offers $1,000 reward for information in home invasion

Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect in a home invasion Monday in the Village of Oak Creek, said Steve Skurja, program director for Yavapai Silent Witness.

Just before 6 a.m., dispatchers received a call about a home invasion on Apache Drive in which a man carrying a gun and an electric stun gun demanded money from the couple in their 60s who live in the home, said Dwight D'Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect fought with the victims, who are husband and wife, Skurja said.

During the struggle, the suspect's handgun discharged, but no one was hurt, Skurja said.

However, the robber may have injuries to his hands or face from the struggle, Skurja said.

Deputies are looking for a Hispanic or Caucasian man, between 30 to 40 years old, who is about 5 foot 7 inches tall and with a husky build, D'Evelyn said.

The suspect wore a black plaid jacket with a brown belt and rubber shoes, carried a black backpack and had material covering a portion of his face, D'Evelyn said.

The suspect left the area on foot and no vehicles were heard or seen leaving the area, Skurja said.

If you have any information about the suspect or his whereabouts, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

With Yavapai Silent Witness, you never have to give your name, Skurja said.

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