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Update: Burglary and Death Investigation
Eden Prairie Police continue to investigate the burglary and death on Jennifer Court.
At 10:41 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, an adult female called 911 to report she and an adult male had been the victims of a burglary and robbery in their home.
Over the course of the investigation, police learned the burglary likely occurred around 9:30 p.m. when two black males, wearing black jackets, black gloves and black ski masks, broke into the home. One of the suspects displayed a black handgun during the robbery. The suspects spent a significant amount of time searching through the home before taking an undisclosed amount of cash and fleeing on foot.
Investigators believe this was a targeted crime because of specific statements made by the suspects to the victims during the robbery.
At the time of the 911 call, the male victim was also in need of medical attention. Eden Prairie Police, Fire and Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services responded and performed CPR on the victim before pronouncing him deceased. Police are conducting a death investigation in conjunction with this case; the Hennepin County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
The criminal investigation remains focused on identifying the suspects in this case. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Eden Prairie Police Department at 952-949-6200. Reward money from the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund is available to individuals who provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for committing crimes in our community.