POLICE: Long Lake home invasion likely not a random act - KMSP-TV

POLICE: Long Lake home invasion likely not a random act

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LONG LAKE, Minn. (KMSP) -

Police are still searching for three armed men who robbed a couple at gunpoint in Long Lake, Minn. on Saturday night.

Question are now emerging about the Glenmoor Lane home as police have confirmed a lot of action at the address in the past.

John and Karen Davis are recovering from their injuries. As for the robbery, Wayzata police now believe they were targeted, but won't say how they came to this conclusion or if the Davis' knew the suspects. FOX 9 News looked into the couple's past to find out if it could shed more light on this investigation.

"I have never heard any noise, no screaming," next door neighbor Pat Jacobs said. On Saturday, Jacobs was out of town on vacation.

"John was very friendly, I just can't believe it," Jacobs said.

Jacobs had no idea her neighbors got robbed at gunpoint by three men who burst into their home at 294 Glenmoor Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Police say John Davis suffered neck and back injuries during the home invasion. His wife got punched in the nose and the crooks got away with their cell phones, wallets, and the couple's 2014 red Kia Sorento.

"It was specific to the residents involved in that it was targeted toward the specific home in Long Lake. Again, not a random act by what we can tell at this point, so therefore, we don't believe that this is a danger to the public at large at this time" Wayzata police Lt. Mike Murphy said.

Murphy now believes the suspects targeted the couple, but would not disclose how police came to that conclusion. Murphy did confirm the couple has lived in the home since 2006 and according to Wayzata police reports, nearly two dozen incidents have been reported at their home since 2011.

"There was an incident where a Wayzata police officer responded -- he was met at the door by a subject with a fire arm, but that does not necessarily mean there was any type of crime involved," Murphy said.

We've also learned the West Metro Drug Task force raided their home last fall and John Davis has a rap sheet, most recently charged with making harassing phone calls and disorderly conduct. Fifteen years ago, he was in trouble for a DUI and marijuana possession.

Neighbor Darcy Clemenson says she went over to check on Karen Davis earlier.

"She came out talked to us and we gave her a hug," Clemenson said.

Wayzata police are not saying anything from John Davis' past may have caught up with him, but they are looking at all scenarios.

In the meantime, police still need the public's help in finding the couple's 2014 red Kia Sorento with Minnesota license plate 723-KVL. Investigators say one of the suspects may have accidentally been shot during the robbery.

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