Within a span of 35 minutes, two homes were invaded and robbed in Livermore and four occupants were injured, one of them severe enough to be sent to a hospital.
The robberies Monday had similarities, as well as occurring within the same time frame, but police do not believe them to be related, according to the Contra Costa Times.
The first home was robbed on the 1500 block of Heather Lane at 9:15 p.m., according to police. There, a suspect described as a black male adult wearing dark clothing nabbed electronic equipment after striking a man at the home "with an object," the newspaper reported. The victim was transported to an area hospital. A second suspect was described as only wearing dark clothing.
Then at 9:50 p.m., an apartment in the 900 block of Catalina Drive -- about 5 miles away, on the other side of Interstate 580 -- was visited by a pair of men, also wearing dar clothing.
The men, described as a black man and an East Indian or light-skinned black man, beat a woman and her boyfriend, and struck a neighbor who came by to investigate with an undisclosed weapon.
Their haul from the robbery was not disclosed.