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Home Invaders Imitate Law Enforcement “No-Knock”

by Nick Wooldridge, Esq.   • A typical home invasion looks something like the following: Tiffany Carter and an unidentified male accomplice could easily fit into the category of “what-was-I-thinking.” The thieving duo thought a good career move would be to add home invasion to their criminal tool kit. The homeowner had other ideas — […]

In the three years since we started publishing HomeInvasionNews, we’ve detected an increase in incidents of homeowners who shoot home invaders. Some homeowners are  even killing people who attempt to forcibly break into their homes. By January 2013, we had already noticed an uptick in residents shooting at home invaders. But those stories were still somewhat unusual. In […]

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Not everyone who knocks on your door has good intentions. Consider these “let me in” tricks: In Wayne County, Alabama, three home invaders gained access to a residence when they approached saying they were conducting a survey. One of the three males brandished a firearm and demanded money, while the third went inside. Jewelry and […]

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This story from KPHO.com in Phoenix, Arizona, doesn’t spell out — but does suggest — two themes that Home Invasion News sees in a good percentage of “home invasion” crimes. Both themes indicate that many media-reported home invasions have some relationship to the drug trade: 1. The assailants knew the victim. In “classic home invasion,” […]

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When we think home invasion, we imagine an incident like the one that happened in the Burleith neighborhood adjacent to the Georgetown University campus on May 7. What makes this story stand out? It’s classic home invasion. • Multiple perpetrators, three in this case. • Forced entry into the home. In this case, victims heard […]

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Property Loss Not a Big Deal?

A year ago, my daughter and her husband were “broken into.” The incident took place at 3:00 p.m., while she was out for a walk with her 8-month old baby girl. The perpetrators simply kicked the solid wood back door in, splintering the door frame off the wall with it. If that wasn’t an “invasion,” […]

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when u Frm where I Frm a open window is a #invitation to #homeInvasion/ damn straight dats a no no/RITE In case you’re not sure, this guy is saying that, in his neighborhood, people who leave their windows open can’t complain if somebody comes in uninvited because they should know better. This tweet wasn’t posted […]

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