Lakeland police searching for 4th suspect in overnight home invasion

Posted at 1:07 PM, Nov 07, 2016

The Lakeland Police Department arrested three teens in an overnight home invasion and they are currently searching for the fourth suspect along with the victim's vehicle. 

Just before 1 a.m. on Monday, November 7, the Lakeland police department responded to a home invasion on Cleveland Heights Boulevard. The victim told police that she heard her doorbell and she looked outside to see someone running away from her home. Approximately 5 minutes later, she heard a second doorbell and she opened the door to tell the people at the door to leave. The suspects waited outside of the door and entered the home. The victim told police that four suspects came into her home and that one was armed with a handgun. The suspects reportedly tied up the victim and threatened her husband if he tried to do anything.

While in the home, the suspects stole electronic items and cash. They also stole the victim's 2012 black Buick Lacrosse with a Florida tag, BGU-C84. 

Approximately 30 minutes later, an officer saw a vehicle speeding in the area of Bartow Road and North Crystal Lake Drive and witnessed the vehicle crash into a ditch at the intersection of Main Street and Don's Court. There were three suspects in the vehicle that matched the physical and clothing descriptions provided by the victims of the home invasion. There were also items inside of the vehicle that had been taken from the victims' home. 

The three suspects were arrested and taken into custody. The vehicle they were driving was not the victims' stolen vehicle but it was identified as a reported stolen vehicle out of Kissimmee. 

Police are under the assumption that the fourth suspect could be in the victims' stolen Buick Lacrosse. The suspect and the vehicle have not been located. 

A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were among the three arrested. Issiah Coffy, 19, from Lakeland was also arrested. 

The search continues for the fourth suspect in this incident.