Pierce County sheriff's investigators on Thursday were looking into two home-invasion robberies in which at least two people were hurt.
In both cases, investigators believe the robbery victims were targeted.
“There was no indication (either) was random violence,” detective Sgt. Jerry Bates said.
The first robbery occurred just before 1:45 a.m. at a home in the 2300 block of 164th Street East. The thieves, at least one of whom had a gun, kicked in the door and confronted the victims, Bates said.
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At least two people at the home were hit on the head, possibly with a tire iron , Bates said.
Neighbors heard the early morning commotion and watched as the robbers carried property stolen from the house to another home down the street, Bates said.
One person was taken into custody and deputies were searching for others.
The victims and robbers knew each other.
The second robbery was reported just before 3:30 a.m. at an apartment in the 13500 block of 98th Avenue Court East, Bates said. As deputies arrived, they spotted two men with dark bandanas over their faces. The men took off running and deputies chased them.
No arrests were made .