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Stafford homeowner scares off intruders
Two burglars were scared off by a resident who spotted them in his home early Tuesday, police said.
The incident took place about 2 a.m. on Suntee Drive in the Hartwood area of Stafford County, Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said.
The resident, who is in his mid-40s, reported that he was awake in bed when he heard noises in the house.
The noises continued, so he got up and walked down a hallway to the front stairwell. He looked down and saw someone near the front door.
Kennedy said the homeowner immediately turned on the lights in time to see two people running toward his basement.
Deputy Joe Floirendo responded and found the basement door wide open but no sign of forced entry. Dogs were brought in to try to pick up a track but were unsuccessful.
The resident reported nothing missing or damaged. Kennedy wasn’t sure if there were other residents in the home at the time.
Both intruders were described as black males. One was between 5 feet 9 and 5 feet 11 inches tall with an average build and dark clothing. The other was 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a light sweatshirt and had a red bandana over his face.
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