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Police investigating home break-in in Export

| Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

State police are looking for a man who forced his way into an Export residence Saturday and demanded drugs and money.

A man wearing a black hoodie and a black bandana over his face knocked on the door of a Madison Avenue home around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to resident Douglas Houck Jr., 25. A friend of Houck's — Krystal Hedderman, 20 — had been dropped off at his home about 10 minutes earlier.

Police said the intruder tackled Houck when he opened the door and demanded drugs and money. Hedderman tried to run away, but the intruder grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground, according to police.

The intruder ordered the pair to sit at a table before grabbing a steak knife from the kitchen table. He held it to Houck's throat and again demanded drugs and money, according to police.

Hedderman fled the home and called police from a neighbor's house. The intruder began to chase Hedderman before returning to Houck's home, police said. The man fled the scene without receiving drugs or money, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or dkurutz@tribweb.com.

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