Slidell Police investigating home invasion

Slidell, La. - Slidell Police are asking for help with identifying four suspects responsible for a home invasion that occurred April 25, 2012.

According to police, officers received a 911 call from a woman who told officers that four black males forced their way into her apartment and demanded money.

The victim, who lives at the Courtney Heights Apartments, told officers she and her two children were sleeping when she heard the sound of glass breaking.  When she woke up, she saw four males walking down the hallway with their faces covered.

Police say the suspects forced her to the ground, put a gun to her head, and demanded money.  When the victim told the suspects that she didn't have any money, they threatened to kill her. The suspects ransacked the apartment looking for money.  When no money was found, the suspects took her laptop and cellphone and fled in an unknown direction. The victim and the two children were left unharmed.

Police say due to the fact that the victim's boyfriend frequently works as a tattoo artist, detectives feel the victim was targeted because the suspects believed she kept large sums of money inside of the apartment.

Detectives believe that the suspects live locally in the area.  The best physical description available at this time is four black males believed to be in their early to mid-twenties, all of an average build and height.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Slidell Police Department at 985-643-3131 or call CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111.