Elderly woman held at knife during home invasion robbery in Berkeley County


“When they arrived on the scene they found an elderly female had been robbed at knife point in her house,” said Lieutenant Brendan Hall with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say it all happened on Thursday afternoon on Aztec Drive in Martinsburg when a man tried to enter an elderly woman’s home under disguise.

“A male had come to her door and identified himself as a utility worker from a water company, and when she asked to see his ID, he forced entry into her house,” added Lieutenant Hall.

Although the woman wasn’t harmed, police say the suspect did take her debit card and attempted to use it.

Neighbors say they can’t believe a nearby home was invaded, and robbed.

“We live in a pretty quiet neighborhood, and something like this is pretty disturbing,” said neighbor, Matt Lohr.

The victim described the suspect as a thin built black male, about 40 to 50 years old, about six foot three inches tall.
She said he had on a black lonf sleeve shirt, black jeans, and a black driver cap.

Criminal investigator were able to obtain photos of the suspect’s vehicle from a neighbors home security system. Police say the vehicle appears to be a Cadillac Escalade, or a GMC Ukon.

“We believe that he may be familiar with this area, and there may be people out there that know his identity, and we’re asking for help from the public.” added Lieutenant Hall.

To contact the Berkeley County Sheriff’s with any information call (304) 267-7000

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