From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
Harford County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking a group of suspects wanted for a home invasion and armed robbery in Aberdeen late Monday night.
According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Edward Hopkins, deputies were called to the 200 block of Mayberry Drive at about 10:40 p.m. Monday night for a report of an assault.
Arriving at the apartment building, officers found Mario Sawyer, 33, of the 800 block of Earlton Road in Havre de Grace, covered by blankets and bleeding.
Sawyer told deputies he was inside the apartment of Christina Atkinson, 29, when he heard a knock at the door. When he answered the door, he saw a shotgun pointed at him and at least four unknown men, armed with guns, standing in the hallway. Sawyer said the hallway was dark and he was not able to describe the men.
Sawyer told police he knocked the shotgun away and retreated into the apartment, but fell backward onto the floor as the men forced their way inside. The suspect armed with the shotgun struck Sawyer several times with the butt of the weapon, Sawyer said, while the others took an undisclosed amount of cash and his cell phone.
The suspects found Atkinson in the home and forced her at knife point into the living room, taking money and her cell phone. Atkinson’s three sons were in the home at the time, but were not injured. She told deputies that two of the males were wearing black jackets.
According to police, as the suspects left the apartment, two women, Shamirra Greene, 25, of Havre de Grace, and Shaqua Cromwell, 22, of Perryman, were entering the building to visit Atkinson. The women told detectives that they were briefly held at gunpoint by the men, who were wearing black hooded sweat shirts, blue jeans and dark coverings over their face, so only their eyes could be seen. The men did not harm the pair or take anything from them before fleeing in an unknown direction.
An EMS Unit from the Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Company treated Sawyer at the scene before transporting him to Harford Memorial Hospital for further treatment. His condition was not known as of Tuesday morning.
Police are looking for four to six black males of various heights between five-feet, five-inches to six-feet tall, all wearing dark hoodies, jeans and with something covering their faces. All of the men were alleged to be armed with some type of gun, and at least one suspect was reported to have a knife.