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BRPD searches for 2 suspects accused of beating homeowner after break-in

The burglary and home invasion scene on Wylie Drive in Baton Rouge. (Source: WAFB) The burglary and home invasion scene on Wylie Drive in Baton Rouge. (Source: WAFB)
BRPD recovering a blue 2015 Ford Mustang with a New Mexico license plate that was stolen by the burglary suspects. (Source: WAFB) BRPD recovering a blue 2015 Ford Mustang with a New Mexico license plate that was stolen by the burglary suspects. (Source: WAFB)
The vehicle BRPD said was stolen from St. Tammany Parish and used for a few home invasions in Baton Rouge. (Source: WAFB) The vehicle BRPD said was stolen from St. Tammany Parish and used for a few home invasions in Baton Rouge. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Police are looking for two men accused of attacking a homeowner during a burglary in Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the incident happened on Wylie Drive, which is near Highland Road and Kenilworth Parkway.

Sgt. Don Coppola with BRPD said the suspects drove off in the victim's 2015 blue Ford Mustang. The vehicle has a New Mexico license plate number TOPRAK. The car was found after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Nelson Drive in the Woodruff area.

Police said they were looking for the burglary suspects in the Woodruff area and chased them, but that the suspects got away by running through a canal. It is believed the suspects broke into the house on Wylie to clean up.

Coppola added the suspects broke into the home while it was empty, but the victim returned while the suspects were still inside. He also said a confrontation with the suspects resulted in the homeowner getting kicked and tied up. Reports indicate he was treated at the scene by EMS.

Investigators with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office are headed to the scene for a possible connection to a burglary case from that area. 

Anyone with information about the suspects is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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