If Only They Had A Gun

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2 Men Arrested for Rape and Related Crimes

On June 13, Ramirez and Pineda allegedly went to the woman’s home and attacked her, choking her and causing her to lose consciousness. Ramirez and the victim had dated, but she broke off the relationship in November 2007, according to prosecutors. The men reportedly dragged her into a bedroom, where they revived her by pouring beer on her face and demanded at knifepoint that she have sex with them, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Ramirez then reportedly ordered Pineda out of the room and raped and sodomized the woman, according to prosecutors. After the sexual assault, Ramirez and Pineda reportedly took pictures of the victim and threatened to kill her if she reported the attack to police, prosecutors said.  More information here.

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January 3rd, 2009 at 8:37 pm





Man sentenced to 30 to 60 years for the brutal rape of a 77-year-old

The victim said the assailant ripped off her clothes, raped her, then gagged her and bound her wrists and ankles with a bra and scarves. The assailant stole $85 from the victim’s purse and, in a final insult, stomped on the elderly woman’s chest as he left. The judge called this “one of the most horrific crimes” in her memory.

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December 6th, 2008 at 4:49 pm





One Killed One Seriously Injured After Violent LA Home Invasion

Police are investigating a home invasion and double shooting that has left one man dead and a woman with serious injuries. Police say a man entered the home armed with a handgun and began firing shots. After shooting his victims, the suspect escaped on foot. More information here.

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November 16th, 2008 at 6:34 pm





CT Man Shot by Home Invaders Who Didn’t Like his Belongings

A 39-year-old man was shot by one of of the three robbers who forced their way into his home on South Marshall Street in Hartford, CT, as he was returning home, police reportedly said.  The criminals then proceeded to ransack the man’s home. One of the home invaders was disappointed by the man’ belongings, and shot him. More information here.

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November 10th, 2008 at 12:58 pm





Home Invasion Shooting in Oak Lawn, IL

Four men are in police custody after the shooting of a man during a home invasion Thursday night in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Two armed men entered a home in the 4300 block of West 100th Street at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, realized they were in the wrong home and forced their way into a neighboring home, Oak Lawn Police Chief Bill Villanova reportedly said. They argued with and eventually shot a 38-year-old man in the head, Villanova reportedly said. More information here.

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October 31st, 2008 at 5:22 pm





Chicago Man Charged with Home Invasion and Stabbing

Kenneth Shaffer, 53, of the 1300 block of West 115th Street was reportedly charged Friday morning with home invasion and aggravated battery, according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien. Shaffer is a convicted felon with a “lengthy” arrest record, according to O’Brien. Shaffer allegedly broke in, despite burglar bars, and attacked a woman was in her bedroom.  More information here.

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October 24th, 2008 at 5:58 pm





TV Anchorwoman Brutally Beaten in her Own Home

A Little Rock, AK TV anchorwoman was beaten in her home and left in critical condition. More information here.

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October 23rd, 2008 at 12:01 am





3 FL Residents Shot in Home Invasion

Two masked gunmen reportedly invaded a house and shot three people in Fort Myers, FL. The two criminals entered the home and demanded money from the residents, police say. Louis Roland, Jeane Louiseau and Genet Desta were reportedly shot during the robbery, according to police. More information here.

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October 21st, 2008 at 12:09 am





San Diego Woman Raped in Home Invasion

At least four people invaded a home in Redwood Village and raped a woman late Friday, resulting in a SWAT team standoff. More information here.

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October 20th, 2008 at 12:08 am





6 Year Old Boy Kidnapped in Home Invasion

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 6-year-old Las Vegas boy kidnapped this morning during a home invasion and robbery, Las Vegas Police reportedly said. The child, Cole Puffinburger, was kidnapped at gunpoint shortly after 7 a.m The crime appears to be random, police said, adding that the mother didn’t know the men. More information here.

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October 16th, 2008 at 12:59 am





Chicago Mom and Child Injured Jumping From Window To Escape Home invader

A woman and her daughter were injured when they landed face first after jumping from a second floor window to escape an armed, masked, duct tape carrying home invader on Chicago’s south side. They jumped to escape the home invader, who they believed was going to kill them. More information here.

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October 15th, 2008 at 12:10 am





4 Arrested on Home Invasion Charges

Police say that intruders smashed through sliding glass doors to get into a home, intending to assault someone they believed might be in the house. That person was not home, but police say the intruders smashed property, broke into a locked bedroom, and terrorized a resident before stealing property and fleeing. More information here.

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October 12th, 2008 at 12:04 am





Suspect Arrested in Dade City Home Invasion and Sexual Assault

A criminal with a handgun reportedly forced his way into a woman’s Lake Avenue home in Dade City, FL early on April 21. He then reportedly made the woman perform a sexual act on him while he held the gun to her head, Dade City police said. Afterwards, he reportedly robbed the woman. Last month, police said, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab matched DNA from the scene to a man by the name of Mandarin Heshami Colbert, 30, whose last known address was 38344 Hampton Ave., Dade City, FL. Police reportedly arrested him on Wednesday when he arrived for a scheduled appointment with the Parole and Probation office. He is reportedly charged with home invasion robbery and sexual battery with a deadly weapon, and was held on $200,000 bail.  More information here.

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October 10th, 2008 at 12:23 am





Nantucket Woman Raped During Home Invasion

A Nantucket woman was sexually assaulted in the early morning when a man entered her home. This is the second such home invasion and sexual assault in a little over three months in the mid-island area. More information here.

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October 9th, 2008 at 12:46 pm





Woman’s throat slashed by criminal during violent home invasion

Police in Swansea, MA are searching for a criminal that forced his way into a home, and slashed a woman’s throat with a knife after she tried to call 9-1-1.  More information here.

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October 9th, 2008 at 12:43 am





Home invaders kill teen hiding in bedroom

Atlanta, GA police said three intruders forced their way into the home at night. Devontae Alexander Jones, a junior at Carver High School, tried to hide inside a bedroom, but was fatally shot in the head. The criminals also shot and killed the family’s dog. More information here.

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October 8th, 2008 at 12:01 am





NJ Man In Critical Condition After Home Invasion Shooting

A Pemberton Township, NJ man was reportedly shot by an intruder who broke into his home at approximately 2:30 a.m. The victim, Trashan Rushing, is being treated for a gunshot wound to the head that has reportedly left him in critical condition. His young children and other relatives were reportedly asleep in the home when three criminals who were wearing hoods and masks broke into the home and demanded money. More information here.

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October 7th, 2008 at 8:14 am





Disabled MS Man Required Surgery After Home Invasion

A disabled man is recovering from surgery to repair injuries suffered during a violent home invasion. An unknown man broke into Mike Lowe’s home on Stokes Robertson Road. The man tied up Lowe, hit him over the head with a wrench and stole petty cash and prescription medication. The blow to his shattered part of Lowe’s skull. More information here.

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October 6th, 2008 at 6:53 am





Man robbed and pistol whipped during home invasion

A man who ran a barber shop out of his home in unincorporated Redwood City, CA was reportedly pistol-whipped and robbed Wednesday night. Gilardo Mendoza, 43, reportedly suffered a head wound after the incident at his home on the 500 block of Hurlingame Avenue in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood. More information here.

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October 3rd, 2008 at 1:26 pm





Woman Killed in Home Invasion for $6

Police in Florida say that ateenager has admitted he stabbed a woman to death during a burglary; and a witness says the teen used the $6 he stole from her to buy beer. More information here.

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October 1st, 2008 at 8:58 am