Home Invasion Near University of Maryland

Police believe intruders targeted home for marijuana

Monday, Apr 30, 2012  |  Updated 6:26 PM EDT
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Police in Prince George's County say drugs appear to be a motive in a daytime home invasion near the University of Maryland.

Pat Collins

Police in Prince George's County say drugs appear to be a motive in a daytime home invasion near the University of Maryland.

Three University of Maryland students were among the residents of a home that was robbed Monday afternoon, and police believe the home was targeted for marijuana.

Three masked men -- two with guns -- entered the home in the 8300 block of Curry Place in Adelphi about 1 p.m. and demanded money, valuables and keys to a car, News4’s Pat Collins reported.

They got away with cash, cell phones, computers, a 2003 Honda CRV and an undetermined amount of marijuana, which police believe was the reason the masked men targeted the home, Collins reported.

“I woke up to one of them in my room and asking where my money and drugs were,” one of the residents said in his 911 call. “He showed me the gun, told me that he wasn’t here to hurt me but that he was here to basically just take whatever.”

The other two residents are former Maryland students. Only two residents were in the house at the time of the robbery.

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