(Harford County, MD – January 29, 2009) – Harford County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a home invasion and assault that occurred in the 3700 block of Torey Lane, Abingdon, MD on January 27, 2009 at approximately 8:35 p.m.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. the 17 year old female resident was watching television when she heard a knock at the door. She believed the person to be a neighbor and when she opened the door, a male subject forced his way into the residence.
While in the residence, the subject displayed a knife and forced the female onto a couch. She believed the subject was going to sexually assault her and a struggle ensued. She was ableto fight off her attacker and for an unknown reason; the subject exited the residence through a kitchen window and then jumped off the 10’-12’ high rear deck.
The female suffered minor injuries; however, she did not require medical attention.
The suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid 40’s, 6’0” weighing 250-300 lbs, with a partial graying full beard. He was wearing black jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt, and a black knit cap.
A composite sketch of the subject may be viewed on our website, www.harfordsheriff.org.
Anyone with information regarding the home invasion is urged to contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 410-836-5442. Additionally, Harford County Crime Solvers isoffering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime. To be eligible for the reward, tipsters must call the 24-hour tip-line at 1-888-540-TIPS. Callers do not have to give their name nor appear in court. All information will be kept strictly confidential.