Two injured following home invasion in Mt. Laurel

Police say two men forced their way into a home on Equality Court early Tuesday morning.

Mt. Laurel Police are investigating after two residents were injured overnight following a home invasion.

At approximately 3 a.m. on Aug. 13, Mt. Laurel Police responded to a residence on the 400 block of Equality Court for the report of a home invasion robbery.

The preliminary investigation revealed that two men forced their way into the home through a rear window. Once inside they encountered a 43-year-old male resident and his 18-year-old daughter. The suspects demanded money and at some point shot the 43-year-old man in the leg and struck the 18-year-old female in the head with an unknown object. The male victim handed over an unknown amount of money to the suspects. After the altercation, the suspects fled the residence on foot. Investigators believe that they left the area in a vehicle that was parked nearby.

The two injured victims were taken by ambulance to Cooper Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were two other family members in the residence at the time, but they were not injured. The motive for the attack appears to be money, and it is clear that the suspects targeted this residence. Investigators believe this was not a random act and there is no ongoing threat to the community. This crime remains under investigation.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact Mt. Laurel Police Dispatch at (856) 234-8300, the Mt. Laurel Police confidential tip line at (856) 234-1414 ext. 1599 or email at tips@mountlaurelpd.org.