FRIENDSHIP, Md. — In a rural area of southern Anne Arundel County along Sansbury Road where homes are few and far between, a family is targeted by three masked men in dark clothing just after the clock struck midnight.
“I woke up and there was a person in my house and pulled a gun and there were two other people beating up my son,” the mother recounted, consenting to an interview only after we assured her that we would not identify her for her own safety.
Marc Limansky of the Anne Arundel County Police Department says it appears two of the suspects first made entry into the home climbing through the teenage son’s window.
“He was up watching TV. They get him in a headlock and punch him in the face and take his laptop, cash and a gaming console,” said Limansky.
Investigators are not clear on how the third suspect got in, but he made his way into the parent’s bedroom.
“Mom is asleep on the bed with a young child next to her asleep is awakened to a male pointing a handgun at her demanding cash,” continued Limansky, “He then goes into her purse. Takes money from her. All three flee the area.”
More than the money or the possessions, the three suspects robbed the family of something you can’t put a price on---their sense of security inside their own home.
“I’ve lived here all my life,” said the eldest victim, “This is… Nothing has really happened. I’m just kind of in shock. I don’t know what to say.”
Anyone with information, which could help police are asked to call Southern District detectives at 410-222-1960.