Sheriff’s Office says home invader knew victim

At least one of the suspects in a home invasion Wednesday on McCoys Ford Road knew the homeowner.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office continues to  investigate the  home invasion on the 1600 block of McCoys Ford Road in which two males entered a home through an unlocked door. Lt. Phillip Henry said no ages, descriptions or identifying features of the men were available.

Once inside, one of the men held the male homeowner at gunpoint with an unknown type of black pistol while the other man stole money from the house. Both men then fled on foot, Henry said.

He declined to answer a question about what the motive for the robbery may be.

Henry confirmed the homeowner was a past acquaintance of one of the men involved in the armed robbery.

When asked whether the general public should be concerned about similar crimes while the assailants remain at large, Henry replied the public should always use caution, lock their doors, and be aware of their surroundings.

A Frederick County Sheriff K-9 unit was brought to the scene in an attempt to track the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 540-635-7100 or email invknowles@warrencountysheriff.org.