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Masked men break into city home

August 23, 1999|By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI

Three masked men broke into a Hagerstown home Sunday, assaulted a resident and made off with more than $300 in property and cash, according to Hagerstown City Police.

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Police were called to 819 Dale St. at 4:30 a.m. for a report that three males were inside the home. Officers were told one of them had a gun.

When police arrived they found the residents - two women and a man - inside the house.

One of the females was bound to a chair with duct tape, police said.

The three assailants had already fled the home, police said.

The victims said the men forced their way into the home and demanded money.

They threatened to shoot them if they did not cooperate, but no weapons were shown, police said.

The man was beaten by one of the culprits as the women were being taped to chairs, police said.

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He was able to escape from the assailants and ran for help.

None of the victims required medical treatment, police said.

The first robber was described as black, about 17 years old, short and of medium build. He was wearing an orange shirt and white pants.

The second robber was black, more than 6 feet tall and thinly built. He was wearing black clothing.

The third robber was black, 6 feet tall and had a heavy, muscular build. He was also wearing black clothing.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700.

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