Possible burglary suspect rattles Abingdon neighborhood

Police swarmed the area around the Four Seasons development in Abingdon, rattling some neighbors, after a home burglary in progress was reported on Thursday night.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office received a report of a burglary in progress in the 2900 block of Raking Leaf Drive at about 6:30 p.m., spokesman Edward Hopkins said Friday morning.

Hopkins said a written report on the incident states a resident of the home told deputies she had returned to find two men inside. One fled, but the other remained and pointed a handgun at her, according to the report.

"At some point the man was distracted and she was able to flee," Hopkins said.

He also said that, according to the report, some jewelry was taken.

Hopkins said no one was injured.

Police searched the area on foot and asked for air support, Hopkins said.

One resident of Peverly Road, off Route 7 about half a mile away from the crime scene, said Friday she had encountered a police officer with a gun drawn around her home who told her and her son to go inside and lock the doors.

"We did have several deputies in the area and I understand a police helicopter was requested," Hopkins said. "Any time we have a possible burglary we always have several police cars or more depending on how it is dispatched."

Hopkins said the suspects are described in the report as two black males. One was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with white writing and blue jeans; the other was wearing camouflage pants and had bushy hair.

He also said deputies did briefly detain two people during the search.

"We located two possible suspects during our general search and both were taken into custody," he explained. "However, once detectives interviewed them they were ruled out as suspects and released."

Tips and information related to the burglary in Abingdon should be directed to the Harford County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division at 410-836-5442.


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