Two men, armed with guns and demanding to get “the stuff,” kicked in the door of an apartment Tuesday night in a home-invasion robbery. St. Joseph County police say the robbery occurred at an apartment in the 3600 block of Generations Drive, near the corner of Douglas Road and Indiana 23, about 9:15 p.m. According to police reports, two sisters were inside the apartment and one called police after a man began beating on the door, demanding to be let inside. One woman told police that she was sitting on the couch in the apartment when the door was kicked in and two men - one wearing a ski mask, the other a black hooded sweatshirt - came into the room with guns. The woman told police that one man said he “wanted to see the stuff” and began picking through closets, shoe boxes and clothes pockets. The other woman told police a similar story, but said that instead of saying “stuff,” the two men said an expletive. She said the men also threatened to shoot the women. Sgt. Bill Redman, St. Joseph County police spokesman, said neither woman could provide a good description of the men, other than that the one without a face mask was black and appeared to be in his early 20s. “Obviously they were at the apartment looking for something,” Redman said. Apparently unable to find what they were looking for, the women said the two men stole a purse before running out of the apartment toward the south. Redman said both men left the apartment before police arrived, and officers attempted to cordon off the area to look for them. A K-9 search through the snow led police to the parking lot of a nearby medical complex, where the two men apparently got into a vehicle and left the scene.
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