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Police: Masked men with shotgun break into Fredericksburg home

NEWS >> CRIME >> GENERIC >> Home Invasion (MGN)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WTVR) – Police in Fredericksburg are trying to find three men who broke into a home Monday night.

Detectives said it happened around 10:20 p.m. in the 500 block of Pitt Street.

Officials said a 22-year-old inside was sleeping in his room when someone started pounding on his bedroom door. When the victim answered the door, a masked man pointed a shotgun at his head and yelled for him to hand over property.

At the same time, police said two other men went into another housemate’s bedroom.

Those suspects woke up the second victim, a 20-year-old male, and brought him into the room with the irst victim.

Police said a third victim, a 21-year-old friend who was sleeping on a couch, was also awakened by the pair and placed in the room with the others while the first suspect held them at gunpoint.

That’s when police said the second and third suspects ransacked the house, then stole the victims’ cell phones and other valuables before the three suspects took off.

The armed suspect was described as a black male in his late twenties, around 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds, wearing all black clothing and a bandanna on his face.

The second suspect was described as a white male in his early twenties wearing a black North Face fleece pullover.

Additionally, the third suspect was described as a heavyset black male wearing a red shirt and red ball cap.

If you have information that could help investigators, call the Fredericksburg Police Department at 540-373-3122.

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