Cumberland Times-News

February 20, 2014

Boone Street resident assaulted, robbed of safe during daybreak burglary

Police seeking public’s help in incident

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — Police are attempting to identify a suspect who forced entry into a Boone Street residence Wednesday and then assaulted the occupant. The suspect then fled with a small safe, police said.

The suspect forced open a rear door to enter the residence in the first block of Boone Street, police said.

The victim awakened around 7 a.m. to a loud banging and heard a male voice tell him to “stay in your room and you won’t get hurt.”

The suspect struck the victim in the forehead when he opened the door of his room, police said.

The victim told police the suspect was about 6 feet, 3 inches tall, clean shaven and wearing a dark shirt and pants and a black toboggan.

The suspect ran out the back door with a safe that reportedly contained a large amount of money.

Cumberland Police canvassed the area but did not locate the suspect. A K-9 unit assisted but was not able to track the suspect.

The crime scene was processed for evidence by a Maryland State Police crime lab technician.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Cumberland Police at 301-777-1600.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Allegany and Mineral County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300. Cash rewards of up to $1,500 are offered by Crime Solvers and callers do not have to disclose their identity. There is no requirement to appear in court.