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Police searching for suspect in Cary home invasion

Posted September 2, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014

— Cary police said Tuesday that they are investigating a home invasion in which a woman reported that she, her son and grandchild were robbed at knifepoint.

Investigators said that, shortly before 2 p.m. Monday, a man knocked on the door to a home on Windy Peak Loop and forced his way inside when the woman answered.

No one was injured, and police said they've received no other reports of similar crimes.

The description of the man was vague. He was described as being 6 feet tall and in his 20s, and he was wearing camouflage shorts, a black shirt and a black hat.

The incident comes less than a month after two girls say they startled someone trying to break into their home on Castalia Drive – approximately 12 miles from the site of Monday's case – on the afternoon of Aug. 5.

In that case, no one entered the house and nothing was reported stolen.


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  • Michael Hart Sep 4, 2014
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    First of all, be suspicious of anyone during the week at this time, they know that very few are home and if a solicitor they are required to have a badge shown. ( Cary Law) if not don't open the door and call the Police.... and P.S. why would anyone open the door to someone dressed in camouflage shorts, a black shirt and a black hat?

  • Karen Orndorff Sep 3, 2014
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    Don't open a door for someone you don't know.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Sep 3, 2014

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    Amen to that!! He lucked out...this time.

  • Jeepgirl03 Sep 3, 2014

    If I am home alone I don't even go to the door to see if I know the person or not. Everyone knows they better call or text me. I let our Malinois go to the door. If they still feel like breaking in she will have them for lunch or dinner.

  • Jason Grantham Sep 3, 2014
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    Actually I didnt...just know the inner workings of that joke security guard department. Thanks for judging though.

  • 68_dodge_polara Sep 3, 2014

    But so many tell us that if guns were banned this stuff wouldn't happen?

  • KnowsItAll Sep 3, 2014

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    ok, ok, we get it. you got a ticket recently and now you're mad at the police.

  • Lightfoot3 Sep 3, 2014

    Robbed at knifepoint? He's lucky he didn't target a home like mine, or others, in which the search for him would be very short.

  • Gary Hutson Sep 3, 2014
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    It would be helpful if the description included whether the suspect was white, black, Hispanic, middle eastern or Asian. It would automatically eliminate a great number of people as possible suspects. And possible witness sightings.

  • workerbee Sep 3, 2014

    Makes you wonder what processes or drives a person to be so bold and daring that he'd break into an occupied house in broad daylight, especially in this day and time when more and more people are taking gun ownership seriously. Scary for everyone really. This guy is lucky he didn't get a snoot full of buck shot.