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Maryland woman finds squatters in her home, $49,000 in property stolen


A woman returning home from vacation found a couple lying in bed and a property worth tens of thousands of dollars missing.

A Greenbelt, Maryland woman returned home from vacation on April 5 to find her front door was damaged and her belongings had been removed from the apartment. Then she found a couple lying on their bed together.

“[The resident] located two suspects, a black adult male and a white adult female lying on a bed, the only piece of furniture still in the home,” Greenbelt Police said.

As the panicked resident began to ask how they got in and what they wanted, the suspects told her they “took all their belongings.” According to the police, they then “became aggressive with the victims before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction”.

“Not only were they at my house, but everything in my house was gone except my bed because he details how much he loved my bed so much,” the victim told local outlet Fox 5. “And I’m like who are you? And he says my name. It’s like you haven’t paid your rent. I’m like what you talking about? I paid my rent.

The suspects remain at large and Greenbelt Police are asking anyone with information about their identities to come forward.

The stolen goods totaled more than $49,000, police said.

Elsewhere, some police departments have begun encouraging residents to use their right to self-defense against burglars.

Florida Sheriff Bob Johnson defended a local homeowner who shot a burglar entering his home. While the identity of the homeowner who fired the gun is unknown, Sheriff Johnson assured residents they would have no problem defending their homes.

Bob Johnson clarified that the owner did not punch the intruder and did nothing wrong in the process.
Greenbelt City Police Department

Johnson clarified that the owner did not hit the intruder and did nothing wrong in the process.

“If someone breaks into your home, you’re more than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County. We’d rather you did, actually,” Johnson said at a press conference after the burglary.



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