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Thieves break in while victim sleeps

By Evrod Cassimy - bio | email
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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) – A loud boom wakes a Chesterfield County man from his sleep as crooks make their way into his home. It happened on the 3800 block of Junilla Lane early Sunday morning. That's just off Walmsley Boulevard and the crook is still on the loose.

The crook tried the front door first, ringing the doorbell...when no one answered; he went around back but was scared off when he realized someone was home. The loud boom jolted Kevin Grossman out of bed Sunday morning. Someone broke in through the back door of his home while he was there alone.

"I got up out of my bed and I ran towards it, and nobody was there, and the door was busted down," said Grossman. "It was extremely loud like somebody, like somebody ran and kicked the door as hard as they possibly could."

Kevin believes the crooks broke in because they thought no one was there. The crooks rang the doorbell here to make sure that nobody was home and then broke in the back door to get inside of the house.

"They grabbed a pretty expensive cordless drill and they ran off after that so luckily they didn't have a chance to rummage the place," said Kevin's father, Edward Grossman.

A 2x4 nailed to the back of the broken door and wall is the only thing keeping this door shut right now. The Grossman's are increasing their home security in case these crooks decide to come back.

"I was scared because what if they would have had a gun, you know knife, anything?" said Kevin.

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