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      APD searches for Amarillo home invasion suspect

      Early Christmas morning Amarillo Police Department officers responded possible robbery call at a residence in the 3100 block of Mockingbird.

      According to APD, the homeowner told officers that just before 8 a.m. a man walked into his home. The homeowner said the front door was unlocked as they were awaiting other guests. When the homeowner asked what the man was doing, the suspect told him he was looking for someone but could not tell the homeowner who he was looking for.

      APD said the homeowner then told other family members to call the police as he instructed the man to stay in the house until police arrived. The suspect then put up his fists as if he was about to strike the homeowner, the homeowner then struck the man in the face and the suspect pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the homeowner. APD said the suspect then ran from the house and down a nearby alley.

      As APD officers were investigating the incident, another homeowner informed officers that a man had also attempted to force himself into her house in the 3100 block of Curtis. The woman told police that she noticed a man standing at her door so she opened the door to see what he wanted. As she opened it the man tried to force the door open stating "this is a home invasion". The homeowner then struck him and pushed him back out the door and locked it.

      At this time APD said they have not located the suspect. He is described as a white male in his teens to early 20s, 5'3" tall and approximately 140 pounds. He was wearing gray pants and a gray plaid shirt.

      If you have any info contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.