Knife Used in N. Stafford Home Invasion
July 19, 2012 3:36 pm - Potomac Local News
NORTH STAFFORD, Va. – A woman was abducted at knifepoint in her own home while her boyfriend slept.
Authorities said a man walked through an unlocked basement door at a home on Va. 610 near the Lake Arrowhead subdivision about 5:40 a.m. Wednesday.
While inside, the intruder woke a sleeping 27-year-old woman who lived at the home by placing his hand over her mouth. He then threatened to kill her boyfriend – who was sleeping on a couch — if she didn’t show him where money and other valuables were inside the house. The woman was lifted up and held and knife point, and was then forced to guide the intruder through the home, said Stafford sheriff’s Maj. David Decatur.
The armed intruder then led the woman to a detached garage about 30 feet from the house, where he told her to open a locked box. When she couldn’t, he told escorted her back inside the house to awaken her boyfriend, said Decatur.
The boyfriend now awake, all three went back to the garage where boyfriend opened the locked box. Inside was an AK-47 rifle and ammunition which the intruder eventually took. Before fleeing the scene, the man told both victims not to call police, said Decatur.
The victims did call 911 and sheriff’s deputies arrived a short time later to find both victims were not seriously injured.
Investigators don’t have a suspect in the case yet, but they say this home invasion is not a random act. Decatur said the intruder made references to the female victim, stating that he knew her boyfriend.
This case is also not believed to be related to a recent series of home invasions in North Stafford’s Widewater Village neighborhood, he added.
The intruder is described as six feet tall, 200 pounds, brown eyes, small goatee, wearing a black zipped hooded sweatshirt, between 25 and 35-years-old.