Quincy: Police on the track of knife-wielding home invasion suspects

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Quincy police say they are in the middle of a “very active” investigation, and have a number of leads, into an armed home invasion Thursday morning.

Quincy police said they were first called at around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to a road rage incident at Beal St. and Newport Ave, involving two vehicles. When they arrived, the vehicles were gone.

Twenty minutes later they received a call for a home invasion at 66 Rawson Road. According to police, three or possibly four black males forced their way into the home, one wielding a machete and another with a hunting knife. There were four people in the home, and three were confronted while the fourth was upstairs unaware of the incident. The group demanded money and stole the occupants’ cellphones, before leaving the house and fleeing in a vehicle parked down the street.

Police say the victims then followed the suspects in their own vehicle, and ended up at at Beal St. and Newport Ave, where witnesses spotted them and reported it to police as a road rage incident.

Police say an alert neighbor got the suspects’ vehicle’s license plate number, and traced it back to a Brockton address, where they found the vehicle and impounded it.

Police say this was not a random attack; they believe the victims were targeted specifically and they have a number of very active leads in the case.

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