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Burglary Suspect, Others Found Squatting in Million-Dollar Foreclosed Md. Home

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    They moved into a neighborhood without paying rent and that was just the start of their criminal behavior. Now we're learning what else six people arrested this morning for squatting are charged with doing. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015)

    Prince George's County Police officers raided a foreclosed mansion in an upscale community Tuesday, where they found a robbery suspect "squatting" with nine others.

    The same Tantallon, Maryland home was raided last August by U.S. marshals, who found a D.C. shooting suspect living there, along with a group of squatters. Up to 12 people were living in the home at the time.

    This week, police say six adults and four children were found in the same home. Timothy Isaac Foxx was arrested on robbery charges; officers fond ecstasy pills, a golf cart, a stolen motorcycle, marijuana and a stolen handgun.

    The home, which was once valued at just under $2 million, hasn't been legally occupied for more than four years.

    “This is my alligator... we’ve got a swamp of vacant houses in Prince George's County where the next set of squatters can be," Tantallon Home Association President Ron Weiss said. "We can’t keep having 21 cars coming to every house twice a year to solve this problem."

    No word yet on what charges the other five adults are facing, or if the group caught this week was somehow connected to the previous group of squatters.

    "Now I know it's possible there are criminals, not just squatters, living in there," Weiss said. "I was very concerned. I think that we're well-organized but apparently the squatters are even better organized than we are."