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Suspects in Md. Home Invasion Pretended to Be Police Officers



    A group of five to six suspects in a home invasion robbery in Lanham, Maryland, first identified themselves as police officers before making their way inside, Prince George's County Police said Tuesday. News4's Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016)

    The men who robbed a home in Lanham, Maryland, identified themselves as police officers to get inside, Prince George's County Police said.

    The robbers were armed and wearing all black clothing when they showed up at a home on the 9400 block of Franklin Avenue at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday. They initially identified themselves as police officers, police said. But once they were inside, they demanded money from the victims, investigators said. 

    The home was targeted, police said, but the person the robbers were looking for wasn't home. The two people who were in the home were innocent and weren't injured, police said.

    One neighbor who spoke with News4 was outraged when he heard about the crime. 

    "Don't come in my house. Leave me alone. I'm a peaceful person, but I am ex-military, and I do know what to do," said the man, who asked not to be identified. 

    Police are looking for five to six men in connection with the crime.

    "I've been in this neighborhood for 16 years. To wake up this morning and see a news report that someone came and invaded someone's house, that's really disturbing," the neighbor said.