Deputies investigating two home invasions in Barron Co.

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BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- Investigators believe two recent home invasions in Barron County are connected, but they are still looking for suspects.

According to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, the first invasion happened in the 300 block of East Birch Avenue in Barron Tuesday evening. Deputies say four males wearing masks, and carrying guns and bats, entered an apartment and held someone at gunpoint while they took several items from the apartment. Deputies say the suspects then fled the scene.

About 45 minutes later, Chetek police were called to a report of a home invasion. Chetek Police say three males enter a house and held the people in the home at gunpoint and took several items from the home. During that invasion, a person in the house was hit with a bat as he tried to tackle one of the invaders.

Deputies say the two incidents are believed to be connected, but they have no suspects at this time.

If anyone has information about this case you are asked to call the Barron County Dispatch Center at 715-537-3106 or you can send an anonymous tip-text BCTIPS with your tip information to 847411. Also, everyone should report anything suspicious in your neighborhood to 911.

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