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The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion in which two Coggon homeowners were assaulted.
Around 6:28 p.m. Sunday, Linn County deputies responded to a report of a home invasion in the 1800 block of Maple Way in Coggon, according to a news release.
The homeowners, Joseph and Sandra Henderson, both 72, reported someone knocked on their front door. When they answered, a man who claimed to be a law enforcement officer demanded entry into the residence and forced his way in. He was brandishing a gun.
Once inside, authorities said, he demanded money and assaulted the Hendersons before fleeing a light-colored, four-door sedan of unknown make and model.
The Hendersons were transported to a hospital to be treated for their injuries. Joseph Henderson remains hospitalized.
According to the sheriff’s office, the man is white with a medium build, standing about 6 feet to 6 feet, 3 inches tall.
The sheriff’s office said this appears to be an isolated incident, specifically directed toward the couple, and officials do not think the public is in danger.
Anyone with information on the assault is asked to report it through Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME or to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at (319) 892-6250.
The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who traveled on Maple Way in Coggon between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday to contact investigators at the above number.
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