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Police: Sketch Released in Home Invasion in Stafford

Robber claimed to be law enforcement to gain access to the home, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.

Police: Sketch Released in Home Invasion in Stafford

Stafford County investigators have updated the description and released a sketch of the subject in a Tuesday home invasion robbery. 

At 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Stafford County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a home on Riggs Road in the Leeland Station subdivision.

A man had knocked on the door of the victim's home and identified himself as law enforcement. After the subject was allowed into the home, he presented a gun.

The two residents were able to escape unharmed, fleeing to a neighbor's home. Investigators believe the homeowners were specifically targeted.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5’10-6’0, with short dark hair, weighing between 250 lbs. and 285 lbs. and between 35 and 45 years of age.

Anyone with information related to the incident can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400 or Stafford Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 (callers may remain anonymous). You can also TEXT “STAFFORD” + your tip to CRIMES (274637). 

Stafford County Sheriff's Office also suggests residents ask for identification when unsure if an individual is a law enforcement officer. "Verify the agency by reading the name on the ID or badge as well as the patch," according to a statement. "A generic badge will simply say Police or Investigator.  A real badge will usually include the name of the agency. If you still question the authenticity call 9-1-1 and asked the dispatcher to verify the identity of the individual."

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