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Think Your Doors Are Safe? Watch This Quick Home Invasion.

This youngish guy with an “average” look roams the neighborhood, zeroes in on his target, kicks the french doors just five times, disappears for 7 seconds, and walks away with a flat screen TV. And you thought you were safe …. Montgomery County, Texas, but don’t kid yourself. This could happen anywhere. And it does.

Police in Potomac, Maryland, are telling drivers who are on the road late at night and get rear-ended to to stay in their car and immediately call police. On April 14, a man who was rear-ended got out of his car to talk and found himself thrown into the trunk while the armed perpetrators drive […]

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In “classic home invasion,” perpetrators force their way into your home. A March 22 home invasion in Houston, Texas, featured a twist: Three home invaders ambushed the victim outside his home about 1:00 a.m. and forced him inside. Once in the home, the three men tied up the family, including two young grandchildren, and ransacked […]

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The American Design Club (AmDC) has launched a “Name That Bat” fundraiser. Contributing to the bat-crazy design show are 10 designers who’ve used a raw wood XBat to come up with kick-rump versions of the baseball favorite turned home defense darling. Check out the beautiful bats here. This Namaste Bat demonstrates good intentions in the […]

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Remember Old Cape Cod where Patti Page promised “You’re sure to fall in love”? Not so much anymore. This once quiet community of “quaint little villages” has reported one incredibly persistent home invasion. The victim? A 77 year-old retired nurse with serious health problems that made her the target of eight attempted or completed home […]

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Yesterday, we published a list of the most basic home invasion prevention tips. We kept scouring the Internet for more home invasion prevention tips and found eight more. These tips are more detailed than yesterday’s advisory. Read on. 1. From Real Home Safety. Outfit your door with a peep hole or a bolt and chain […]

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A U.S. Marine just back from Afghanistan and staying at his sister’s large home outside Memphis, fired upon a home invasion suspect July 11. “He tells me to put my hands up. So I say ‘okay’ and luckily I had my Glock right beside me. So I get my Glock, shoot off about six rounds […]

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July 7, 2011 … Buried in the past three weeks of the Home Invasion News newsfeed, we’re finding cases of extreme violence appearing along with the home invasion reports. To be sure, the “classic definition” definition of home invasion includes intimidation and the threat of violence. But brutalizing victims for no apparent gain? That strikes […]

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If you see a shocking infographic on the Internet displaying “home invasion statistics,” [see image below] ignore it. The facts cannot be verified and the presentation is misleading. In short, this is bogus information at its worst. Unfortunately, you see this chart everywhere on the internet, so let’s break it down. First of all — […]

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According to current U.S. Department of Justice statistics, drug-related violence, including kidnappings, home invasion robberies, and increasingly gruesome murders, has skyrocketed in Mexico and along the American Southwest border, affecting such U.S. cities as San Diego, Laredo, El Paso, and, particularly Phoenix, which DOJ has characterized as the “kidnap-for-ransom capital of the United States.” DOJ’s […]

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