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Armed Robbery In Buckingham County

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

October 3, 2006

The Buckingham County Sheriff's Department is searching for a suspect involved in a home invasion robbery Monday night.

At 11:30 p.m., the Sheriff's Department received a call from a neighbor saying they heard shots fired at a Howardsville area mobile home. When officers got there, they found the front door open, blood on the floor and bullet casings inside, but none of the victims were found.

Through the help of the neighbor, police were able to track down the two female victims, one of which was in Nelson County.

Sheriff's officials said three rounds were fired in the home, but none of them struck the victims.

One victim received injuries to the jaw and both received injuries to the back of the head when the suspect struck them with a gun.

The two women did not voluntarily go to the authorities and the Sheriff's Department is not releasing either of the victims’ names for fear of their safety.

"The victims, I'm assuming, were in fear for their own safety. They feared that he may try to come back and do more harm to them before they could go to a safe place," said Sheriff Danny Williams.

The suspect did get away with about $2,000. Right now, the Sheriff's Department said it has a very good idea of who the suspect is and they hope to make an arrest soon.

The victims have been treated for their injuries and are staying with relatives.


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