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Home invasion-style burglaries reported in Berkeley County

November 01, 2007|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police are investigating two home invasion-style burglaries Wednesday morning in Berkeley County and are asking residents with any information regarding the crimes to contact the agency's Martinsburg detachment.

The residents of homes at 10 Nathaniel Drive and 58 Tanbridge Drive were not injured in the burglaries, according to a news release from State Police 1st Sgt. E.D. Burnett.

The family on Nathaniel Drive in the Federal Hill subdivision reported a purse and wallet missing, but the burglar was unable to take anything from the other home before the burglary was discovered, Burnett said

The residents of both homes were asleep when the intruder rummaged through cabinets and drawers in the kitchens of each house, according to Burnett's release.

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The family of four on Nathaniel Drive awoke to movement in the lower level of their home in the early-morning hours, but were unable to identify the burglar, who fled out the back door, Burnett said

In the incident on Tanbridge Drive in the Timberwalk subdivision, a woman said she awoke to the sound of what she thought was a door opening in the hallway, Burnett said. Her response to the noise caused the burglar to flee without taking anything.

Both investigations were ongoing, and Burnett urged anyone with information regarding the home invasions to call the West Virginia State Police Martinsburg Detachment at 304-267-0001. Anyone who provides information may remain anonymous, Burnett said.

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