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Posted at 10:59 PM ET, 09/ 7/2010

Guns stolen from Kenwood home

By Erica Johnston

A man forced his way into an occupied home Tuesday in a quiet section of Montgomery County and made off with four handguns, county police said.

The robbery occurred just after noon in the Kenwood section on a street of large single-family houses with backyard decks and swimming pools.

Police said the robber knocked on the back door of a house in the 5200 block of Dorset Avenue, pushed his way inside, and locked a housekeeper in the basement. Two men were also home at the time. None of the occupants was injured.

The robber took only the handguns and apparently fled on foot toward the Capital Crescent Trail, police said.

The man was described as black, 45 to 50 years old, six feet to six feet two, and between 200 and 220 pounds. He wore a black or dark blue baseball cap, a gray tee shirt, and black or blue long pants, the police said.

-- Martin Weil

By Erica Johnston  | September 7, 2010; 10:59 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
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Perhaps if MD joined most other states and made it easier to get a CCW permit, one of the three men in the house might have had a gun on his hip and could have thwarted this criminal scum.

I'm assuming the suspect had a gun? The story does not say.

Posted by: Hk45 | September 8, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Maryland will respond by making more gun laws.

Posted by: dtysko | September 8, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

only in maryland...sissies....

Posted by: SofaKingCool2009 | September 8, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

FOUR hand guns? Seems like the robber knew the guns were in the house, and they are just what he came for.

The CC trail presents a safety hazard for all the homes the are close to it because of the easy exit and hiding areas it provides.

Posted by: maths1 | September 8, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

@Hk45: You realize that statistics bear out that more harm is done to the gun OWNER in the case that they have a concealed weapon on them in a home invasion case, than is done to the robber himself (i.e. It is far more likely that the owner incites the intruder to shoot them out of self-defense if they brandish a weapon or that they even misfire and shoot themselves)? More guns isn't the solution.

Posted by: dcdrew19 | September 8, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

sounds like he sold them and wants a police report to clear his conscious...

Posted by: joebananas1 | September 8, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse


You're missing the bigger picture. More guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens IS the answer. I live in PA with much more 2nd Amendment freedom than MD.

Consider this:

Murder rate per 100,000 (2007):
MD: 9.8
PA: 5.8

So, even with MD's strict gun laws, 4 more people are murdered per 100,000 than in PA.

Translation: I'm about 40% safer in PA than in MD.

Posted by: Hk45 | September 8, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

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