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Fawn attempted home invasion could be linked to others

Chuck Biedka
| Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

A family headed-off a home invasion just after 8 p.m. Monday in Fawn, police said.

Officers are investigating to see if the incident is connected to two attempts in Washington Township last month.

All three incidents happened along remote stretches of road where the houses are spread out.

The Monday night incident happened along the 1700 block of Route 908.

Fawn police said a man and a woman in their 20s attempted to gain entry.

"They were saying they were selling Lysol," said Fawn Police Chief Tim Mayberry.

They tried to gain access but were "met by family members who freaked out," he said.

The couple left in a white, large truck occupied by other people, police said.

On Jan. 6, two similar attempts were made at separate houses in Washington Township, police confirmed.

Both attempts were made along Turkey Ridge Road, off Camp Nancy Road, police said.

In one case, unidentified people said they needed to get inside to clean a woman's rugs. They promised to give her a free bottle of cleaner while trying to push their way in, police said.

The woman said no and called 911.

The suspects left in what might have been a Lincoln Navigator, police said.

Also that day, police believe the same people attempted to push their way inside another house along Turkey Ridge Road. This time they said they were selling a household deodorizer, police said.

Additional Information:

Attempted invasions

Three break-ins have been tried in the Alle-Kiski Valley within a little over a month. In the latest attempt, a tall white man and a biracial woman, both in the 20s, were involved, according to police. They left in a large truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fawn police at 724-226-3307. Anyone with information about similar attempts in Washington Township is asked to call 724-7273410.

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