Suspects sought in day-time home invasion
Artists sketch of suspect in last week’s burglary at a residence on 441 north.
By Patrick Yost
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office officers are searching for two white males wanted in connection with a brazen day–light burglary at a residence on U.S. Highway 441 north.
According to Capt. Chris Bish, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the two men were surprised by a woman who lived at the residence after they forced their way into the house by first forcing entry through a garage door and then forcing open a kitchen door.
Bish said the woman told authorities that the men had rung the doorbell several times. “She did not recognize them and didn’t understand why they were there,” he said.
After the men gained entry into the house the woman fled through the front door, ran to a neighbor’s and called police.
The men took the victim’s large brown and tan “Coach” purse that contained her wallet with driver’s license and credit cards. They fled the residence in a white, newer model Cadillac, Bish said.
One suspect is described as being 35 to 45–years–old, with an average build, clean–shaven, olive complexion and wearing a multi–colored stocking cap. The second suspect is described as being younger and wearing a black–colored, hooded sweat shirt. The incident occurred at approximately 8:48 a.m., Bish said. Investigators at the scene “got some good physical evidence that we turned over to the crime lab,” Bish said.
Printed in the January 27, 2011 edition