Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Maryland: Shots fired during home invasion

Frederick, Maryland

From the Frederick News-Post of July 7, 2009
Shots fired during home invasion

The Frederick Police Department is looking for a man who invaded a home at 207 S. Jefferson St. early this morning, according to police.

Officers went to the scene about 2:49 a.m. after shots were reportedly fired, police stated.

A white man with dark hair, believed to be named Kevin, had forced his way into the home, police said.

The man allegedly took money from a resident, who fired two shots at the man, Lt. Clark Pennington, police spokesman, said. Police do not believe the man was injured.

Witnesses said the man was wearing shorts and a dark shirt, Pennington said.

Officers searched the area but did not find the man.

Officers are investigating whether the same man may have committed similar crimes in the past at the same location, Pennington said.

According to Robbie Snyder who lives in another building on the property, a white man of medium build, between 25 and 30 years old, broke into his mother and his uncle’s home between 2:30 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. by breaking a lock and window in the back door. Snyder said both residents are in their 80s and his uncle is wheelchair bound.

His uncle fired two shots from a 38-caliber revolver at the intruder who then fled the scene, Snyder said.

This is the third time the man has broken into the home and the fifth time he has been there, Snyder said. The first two times Snyder said his uncle gave the man named Kevin money after hearing a "sob story."

The man broke into the home in February and threatened Snyder’s uncle before getting additional money, Snyder said. The man also broke in in late May or early June, Snyder said, and Frederick police were called after each break-in.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 301-600-TIPS or online at fpdcrimetip@fredco-md.net.

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