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Stafford man robbed in his shed
BY KEITH EPPS / THE FREE LANCE–STAR
A Stafford man was robbed early Friday while watching television in a shed on his property, police said.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Hartwood Road. The victim, who is in his 60s, told police he was watching television when he heard a knock on the shed door.
He opened the door and saw two males at the corners of the shed, both with firearms. One of them ordered the man to come out of the shed and he complied.
Kennedy said they took an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim, along with a cellphone. They then ordered the victim to look down and away from them, and they ran to a waiting vehicle at the top of the driveway occupied by a third person.
The victim said the robbers appeared to be black men in their early 20s, 5-feet-8 to 6-feet tall weighing between 140 and 150 pounds. The two who confronted the victim were wearing dark sweatshirts with hoods that were pulled over their faces. They were last seen riding on Hartwood Road toward Stony Hill Road.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 540/658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 540/659-2020.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404