Shots fired during home invasion in Burlington

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are looking for a shooter after a couple says three men broke into their home early Monday and fired several shots.

Police responded to 1000 block of Richmond Avenue around 2:05 a.m. where the couple had been sleeping with their children.

The Burlington man said he heard someone tried to break in through the window. When he went out onto the porch to confront the suspects, one of them fired several shots from a firearm.

It was not clear if the shooter fired into the air or at the victim, police said.

No injuries were reported.

The three suspects, including two men and one woman, left the area in a small, white four-door vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Alamance County Crime Stoppers at 229-7100.


  • Alena Phelps

    Home invasions and burglaries are on the rise mostly due to the weak economy and high unemployment. People must take action to lower the chances of being victimized. Three of the best things you can do to protect yourself and your property is to reinforce your doors and windows, plus have a personal protection device. About 85% of burglars come through a door, so first you should reinforce your entry doors with a door security device such as the Door Security Pro – Second, about 15% of burglars come through a window and so you should install security window film (3M brand is good) and good window locks. And finally, you need to get some type of personal protection device in case you are ever confronted by an intruder. Pepper spray (or even wasp and hornet spray) is a good choice because it’s easy to use and it’s highly effective.

  • TheTruth

    Ha! Ha! Ha! ok the advice on the doors and windows was ok, but you have to be kidding with the Pepper spray (or even wasp and hornet spray) is a good choice because it’s easy to use and it’s highly effective.?? effective ?? not when you have 2 or 3 drugged up thugs in front of you getting ready to rob and take your stuff and maybe your life!!!! you think they are carrying bug spray? that’s funny!! buy a gun learn how to use it and kill them when they step inside before they kill you!!

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