A Baltimore area man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after two men broke in to an apartment, demanded money and then shot him before fleeing in a Comcast van, according to police. Officials have not yet determined whether or not the men work for Comcast, and calls to Comcast by WBAL radio and the AP were not returned.
ABC 7 Baltimore says the man was handcuffed and crashed through his own window in order to escape the robbers:
The victim, who was handcuffed and had been shot in the stomach, apparently tried to flee the intruders by jumping through a window.
“He had handcuffs on, and I can say he broke out the window in the bedroom there and he had the handcuffs on,” said neighbor Marvin King. “He rolled over, got up, and called the police.”
One witness says he saw the men messing around with the cable box outside the apartment before going to the victim’s apartment.
Always remember to ask for proper identification when allowing telecom workers into your home. It’s also a good idea not to be alone.
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