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Two sought after Orange County home invasion, chase

Posted September 5

Authorities from Orange, Durham and Wake counties were searching early Friday for two armed men wanted in connection with a home invasion that happened on Pleasant Green Road in Durham.

— Authorities from Orange, Durham and Wake counties were searching early Friday for two armed men wanted in connection with a home invasion that happened on Pleasant Green Road in Durham.

According to investigators, the men broke into the home, at 4820 Pleasant Green Road near U.S. Highway 70, at about 3 a.m. and demanded money from the residents.

After the home invasion, Orange County authorities stopped a car near the home. Two men inside held their hands out of the car's windows, but as deputies approached the gold-colored sedan it sped away.

The men then led authorities on a 20-mile chase that ended at a shopping center on Carrington Mills Road in Morrisville. The men fled their car on foot and ran into a wooded area near the shopping center.

No other information about the home invasion or chase has been released, although investigators said no one was injured during the break-in.

Anyone with information about the home invasion or the identity of the two men involved should call the Orange County Sheriff's Office at 919-644-3050.

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  • david46 Sep 5, 7:36 p.m.

    I might have some information if I had a description of the suspects. I suppose that is neither newsworthy nor politically correct

  • 903 wejustnotthatgood Sep 5, 4:44 p.m.

    http://www.wnct.com/story/21770188/elm-city-woman-shoots-home-intruder
    Her life was saved because she used her gun and her training. I guess u could say she Ramboed them
    .http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pheonix-teen-thwarts-home-invasion-shooting-gun-wielding-intruder-article-1.1101484
    There's many of these and then there are the ones that end like this.
    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1856076/

  • 68_dodge_polara Sep 5, 3:47 p.m.

    "The times my friends and family members have defended themselves the offender flees so what is... View More

    — Posted by Lightfoot3

    Also when the perpetrator is killed their name is added to list of those killed by guns. Boston Marathon Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev counted as “victim” of gun violence.

    http://atomiktiger.blogspot.com/2013/08/gun-control-2013-boston-bomber-tamerlan.html

  • Lightfoot3 Sep 5, 2:43 p.m.

    "The times my friends and family members have defended themselves the offender flees so what is there to report?" - 68_dodge_polara


    That was my point, that there is no report thus it's not a data point. When folks such as Grand Union point to their "statistics" with the false claim that guns harm more than they protect, those fabricated numbers don't include where the bad guy ran away. In fact, they don't include where the bad guy was caught. IN FACT, they don't even include where the bad guy was SHOT, unless he died!!! Grand Union knows this, because I've pointed it out before, but he and others ignore it because it's an inconvenient truth.

  • gunmonkey Sep 5, 1:59 p.m.

    Hopefully home owners will really consider arming themselves and if this continues to happen,... View More

    — Posted by jwbmom1965

    That should do it. So if you're asleep in bed at 3 AM and somebody comes busting into your hous... View More

    — Posted by iknowjack

    That's how they envision it in their heads. The truth is that gun is far, far more likely to be... View More

    — Posted by A cold, hard dose of Hans

    That is nowhere near the truth. You can't just make stuff up to try to push your point on others.

  • gunmonkey Sep 5, 1:52 p.m.

    Hopefully home owners will really consider arming themselves and if this continues to happen,... View More

    — Posted by jwbmom1965

    That should do it. So if you're asleep in bed at 3 AM and somebody comes busting into your hous... View More

    — Posted by iknowjack

    So how do you plan to protect your family? A stern look? Let us know how that works for you.

  • 68_dodge_polara Sep 5, 1:48 p.m.

    "As many as there are that have been harmed by that same "self-defense" weapon?" - A cold, hard... View More

    — Posted by Lightfoot3

    The times my friends and family members have defended themselves the offender flees so what is there to report? Even when reported a report wasn't written as the cop will look at you like your fine what is there really to report?

  • dws Sep 5, 1:40 p.m.

    Folks, please. Give Cold Hans a chance to explain his alternative to self defense.

  • Lightfoot3 Sep 5, 1:28 p.m.

    "As many as there are that have been harmed by that same "self-defense" weapon?" - A cold, hard dose of Hans


    Probably much more saved by self-defense. Those harmed are almost reported, while many, many self-defense cases are not reported, thus not represented in the numbers.

  • 68_dodge_polara Sep 5, 1:24 p.m.

    "Ah, the myth of self defense."

    Many people are alive today because of that "myth". All because... View More

    — Posted by 68_dodge_polara

    As many as there are that have been harmed by that same "self-defense" weapon?

    — Posted by A cold, hard dose of Hans

    Probably, if not, show us.

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