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Two in custody following burglary attempt in Martinsburg today

September 24, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Two men were taken into custody early today after an attempted burglary was reported at the Martins Landing apartments, Martinsburg Police said in a news release.

At about 12:52 a.m., a resident of an apartment at 2500 Martins Landing Circle called 911, saying that three men were kicking in his door, according to the release. The resident tried to brace the door by placing his feet against the door and his back against an interior wall, but the door was kicked with such force that the resident was pushed through the drywall, the release said.

Once the men entered the apartment, they realized someone was inside and fled, police said.

Officer Q.D. Burner saw two men outside the apartment building who matched the description given by the resident and detained them, police said.

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