Car stolen in Holmes Beach home invasion found in Virginia

HOLMES BEACH -- A 2007 blue Hyundai Tucson SUV that was stolen during a home invasion robbery in Holmes Beach on Tuesday has been located in Roanoke, Va., according to the Holmes Beach Police Department.

The vehicle was found in a parking lot after a witness saw the two female suspects, who have yet to be located, wiping it down, police said. The witness then contacted the Roanoke Police Department, which is currently working with officials from Holmes Beach to locate the suspects.

The home invasion occurred in the 4900 block Second Avenue when the suspects “knocked on the door and when it was answered by the victim they pushed open the door and bound and covered the head of the female victim. No weapons were exhibited,” a news release stated.

They then took jewelry and cash from the victim before taking her SUV.

The victim was able to free herself and made contact with a construction crew, who called law enforcement, according to police.

“We had a lot of people that were concerned,” Detective Mike Leonard said. “These people are no longer in the area.”

Police on Thursday released a photograph they say shows the two women. Detectives acquired the photograph during their investigation.

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