Police seeking burglary, assault suspects

CUMBERLAND — The victims of a home invasion robbery Sunday in South Cumberland were "specifically targeted," investigators said Monday.

The Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit said the incident in the 300 block of Williams Street took place just after 6:30 p.m., when three suspects forced their way through the front door of the residence.

An altercation ensued, police said, leaving a 21-year-old male resident with multiple stab wounds. Another resident, a 22-year-old man, was hit in the head with a handgun.

The suspects, who police said wore dark clothing and masks to conceal their identities, took cash and other items and fled the residence on foot.

Police said potential evidence was recovered.

Both victims were taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. One was seriously injured, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cumberland Police at 301-777-1600 or the C3I Unit at 301-777-0326.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Allegany/Mineral County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300. Callers could be eligible for a reward of $1,500 for information leading to an arrest.

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