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Fayetteville home invasion prompts crime alert

Posted July 19, 2012

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— A home invasion in the Birch Creek subdivision near Fayetteville Wednesday prompted authorities to warn nearby residents to be on the alert.

A teenager home alone around 1 p.m. Wednesday said that a man rang the doorbell, knocked on the door and kicked it open when she did not answer, said Debbie Tanna, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. The teen hid in a back room and called 911.

The man was last seen wearing a red baseball cap and driving a silver car.

Tanna urged residents in that area to stay alert and be aware of potential danger.

Anyone with information about the break-in asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500.

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  • Working4aLiving Jul 20, 2012

    Hope the guy is caught, by law inforcement, INSTEAD of a bullet. He may not be aware, but some people actually have guns in their homes, for just this situation! Strawberry Letter 24

    To bad it wasn't a bullet instead of law enforcement! Then no one would have to worry about this crimial again. We're lucky this girl wasn't hurt and thank God for that.

  • loprestw Jul 20, 2012

    Amazing, avarage response time of the police is 23 minutes, a Glock 17 is 1300 feet per second. Arm yourselves learn to use it and be responisble for your actions.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Jul 19, 2012

    That's horrible. I would probably have had a heart attack if that had been me, and I heard some one kick the door in. Thank God she wasn't hurt.

    Hope the guy is caught, by law inforcement, INSTEAD of a bullet. He may not be aware, but some people actually have guns in their homes, for just this situation!

    Beth

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