Home Invasion/Assault

(Harford County, MD – January 29, 2009) – Harford County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a home invasion and assault that occurred in the 3700 block of Torey Lane, Abingdon, MD on January 27, 2009 at approximately 8:35 p.m.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. the 17-year-old female resident was watching television when she heard a knock at the door. She believed the person to be a neighbor and when she opened the door, a male subject forced his way into the residence. While in the residence, the subject displayed a knife and forced the female onto a couch. She believed the subject was going to sexually assault her and a struggle ensued. She was able to fight off her attacker and for an unknown reason; the subject exited the residence through a kitchen window and then jumped off the 10’-12’ high rear deck. The female suffered minor injuries; however, she did not require medical attention.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid 40’s, 6’0” weighing 250-300 lbs, with a partial graying full beard. He was wearing black jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt, and a black knit cap.

Anyone with information regarding the home invasion is urged to contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 410-836-5442. Additionally, Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime. To be eligible for the reward, tipsters must call the 24-hour tip-line at 1-888-540-TIPS. Callers do not have to give their name nor appear in court. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

News Release

January 29, 2009


  • Sgt. David Betz
  • Monica A. Worrell

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