• Police search for suspects after Myers Park home invasion leads to chase

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A southeast Charlotte neighborhood was crawling with officers early Monday morning after a home invasion and police pursuit.

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    Channel 9 was there around 5:30 a.m. as officers set up a perimeter on Slatewood Road and Dion Avenue near Idelwild Road.

    Police said they responded to a home on Normandy Road near Selwyn Avenue in Myers Park after neighbors called 911.

    Investigators told Channel 9 the suspects got into the home through an unlocked window and stole several items. 

    As they left out the front door, the home's alarm system was tripped.

    Two adults and two children were inside the house at the time, police said. They were not hurt.

    Mike Mallonee said he is their neighbor and an incident like this makes him angry.

    "I feel real real sorry for our next door neighbors," Mallonee said. "They are good people. She screamed her head off and I didn't hear it. This is not a place where people get robbed." 

    A couple's ring camera also captured the suspects at their door step while they slept inside. For about 40 seconds, you see a man in a hoody struggle to fit a key inside the key hole. But, the two men eventually give up and walk across the lawn down Normany Road. 

    "I think someone is pretty, I think brazen to try and get into a front door when somebody is home," one resident said. 

    Officers said they spotted a black truck they believed was connected to the crime and when they tried to pull it over, the driver sped off, leading to a chase into southeast Charlotte.

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    The pursuit ended on Slatewood Avenue after police said a few people jumped out of the truck and ran.

    Officials said the truck was stolen overnight from a couple's home in Matthews. The owner of the truck told Channel 9's Gina Esposito they didn’t realize it was missing until officers showed up at their home Monday morning.

    Officers could be seen going door to door with K9 units looking for the suspects.

    CMPD said there was evidence that several cars had been broken into, but officials said some neighbors decided not to report it. 

    Channel 9 looked into the crime reports for that area of Myers Park. Within a half mile of the scene, we found a single report of a home break in the past six months.

    There were dozens of reports of vehicles that had been broken into. 

    No additional information has been released.

    Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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