Two Sought Following Home Invasion, Stabbing In City

Two suspects are wanted for allegedly breaking into a Hedges Avenue residence Tuesday and stabbing an occupant in the chest.

Jamestown Police, who responded to the 100 Hedges Ave. residence shortly after 1 a.m., determined that two men armed with knives entered the home and stabbed a male occupant before robbing the other residents of an undisclosed amount of cash and property.

Three residents were present at the time of the incident. No other injuries were reported.

The victim, whose name was not released, was transported from the scene by Alstar ambulance and is currently being treated at WCA Hospital. He is listed in stable condition, police said.

Based on witness information, the suspects were reportedly wearing clothing over their faces to conceal their identities.

It is believed that one of the suspects is a black male with darker skin, while the other has lighter skin.

According to Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department, the incident was indeed drug-related.

“We are very familiar with the (100 Hedges Ave.) address, and have been there before for many different (drug-related) issues,” Samuelson said. “This was not a random act of violence … the suspects knew exactly where they were going and why they were going there.”

Samuelson said the incident is not believed to be connected to the July 1 home invasion at a 188 Falconer St. residence that culminated in a gunfire exchange with a Jamestown Police officer.

Anyone with information on the identities of the two suspects should contact JPD at 483-7537, or they can leave an anonymous tip at 483-8477(TIPS). All calls will be kept confidential.