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Police: Pit Bull Puppy Stolen in Columbia Home Invasion

Police said three masked men stole cash and Nike shoes as well as the puppy in the armed robbery.

 

Three men, one armed with an assault rifle, stole a pit bull puppy, cash and Nike shoes from a home near the 7500 block of Summer Blossom Lane on Dec. 17, according to police.

Police said the men entered through the front door around 1:50 a.m., ordered a male and a female victim to the floor in the master bedroom at gunpoint, then proceeded to rob the residence.

The three men also stole money, a wallet and a cell phone from a victim who was sleeping downstairs, police said.

Police described the suspects as follows:

  • Person 1: Black male, 6'3" with a light complexion wearing a Redskins jacket, scarf and black greenish pants
  • Person 2: Black male with a light complexion wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black scarf, black hat with a yellow "C" and displaying a black assault rifle
  • Person 3: No detailed description provided.

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MG42 December 19, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I'm sure these upstanding individuals obtained this rifle legally (sarcasm, of course). Who has two thumbs and needs an assault rifle for home defense? Oh, probably everyone.
C.S. Lewis December 19, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Yes, if only the upstanding home owners had assault rifles too, then it could have been a real senseless bloodbath. Who has two thumbs and kills each other with alarming frequency, Americans!
Judy Brown December 20, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Home invasions are increasing rapidly. These thugs know that there is less of a chance getting caught burglarizing a home then robbing businesses. So stay safe, be vigilant, install deadbolts and keep alarm activated. If you don't have an alarm system try the United States Security Company Directory ( USSCD) for great affordable home security options.
Robert Rey December 21, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Wow, this is scary. Your not safe in your own home. They need to catch these thugs quick before this happens again.
Joe Galvagna December 23, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Get the best alarm Co ADT never use Vivint. Augment with 357 Security.
mark December 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Keep one Loaded, and Boom when these Thugs make a move.
NoPower December 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Because an assault rifle is what every home needs for protection. See various mass shooting lately to see how wrong you are. What is it about guns and, I am guessing, men? You trying to make up for something else?
mark December 25, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Its going to Happen again even if they are caught.there are Thousands of Thugs out there..So Lock and Load and be Ready

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