Tuesday, January 6, 2009

North Carolina: Home Owner Surprises Would-Be Thieves

Dunn, North Carolina

From the Dunn Daily Record of December 26, 2008
Home Owner Surprises Would-Be Thieves

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office is looking for suspects chased off by a homeowner during an attempted break-in south of Dunn.

Meanwhile, deputies are still searching for suspects in an attempted home invasion in the Barbecue community in which a home owner was shot in a struggle with a suspect.

Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins said the incident near Dunn happened last Friday, the day after the Barbecue incident.

According to Sheriff Rollins, the incident occurred during the day just south of Dunn at a home on Bud Hawkins Road. Sheriff Rollins did not identify the home's owner.

"The fella was at home, actually, upstairs, and he heard somebody who kept ringing the doorbell," Sheriff Rollins said. "Before he could get downstairs, somebody tried to kick his door in ...

"Of course, by then he had his shotgun," Sheriff Rollins said.

Sheriff Rollins said the suspects fled the scene in a Carolina blue 2000 to 2004 four-door compact car, according to the homeowner.

The suspects were described as two black males in their late 20s. One of the suspects is further described as approximately 6-foot-2 inches tall, of medium build with his hair done in corn rows.

Sheriff Rollins said there have been several break-ins in the rural area south of Dunn in the past few weeks. He said he did not know if the break-ins there are connected to a dozen or more break-ins that have occurred in southeast Dunn over the last two weeks.

See barbecue shooting incident here.

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