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Home invasion reported in Fredericksburg

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Fredericksburg police are investigating a home-invasion robbery early Wednesday in which cash was taken from a resident.

City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said a 33-year-old man answered a knock at his door in the 1100 block of Townsend Boulevard, across from Twin Lakes along U.S. 1, about 1:45 a.m. He opened the door after the man who’d been knocking asked for his roommate by name.

After he cracked the door, three men forced their way in, Bledsoe said. One with a handgun ordered the resident to the floor.

The intruders then went to the bedroom of the 48-year-old man they knew by name and woke him up. They forced him out of the bedroom and stole more than $500 in cash before leaving, Bledsoe said.

Two other people—the 19-year-old girlfriend of the man who answered the door and a 22-year-old man—were in the apartment and witnessed at least part of the robbery, Bledsoe said.

The robbers were described only as black men in their 20s, about 6 feet tall and 175 pounds. The one who was first at the door had a moustache and was wearing a red baseball cap and a blue or black windbreaker.

Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 540/373-3122.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

 

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