UPDATE: Police Don't Think Robbery Was Random

Posted: April 8, 2013

Editor's Note: This is an update to a story in today's print and online editions. A link to that story can be found at the end of this article.

HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg police believe the robbery at a home on the 300 block of South Main Street Friday night was “not a random crime."

A James Madison University student say he and a roommate were held up by two men wearing bandanas and a wielding a shotgun. The men apparently entered the home through an unlocked door at about 9:30 p.m. Friday, and stole $25, a smart phone and an Xbox 360 video game system.

In a statement released today, Harrisonburg police investigators say the suspects may have been familiar with the home or its occupants.

“Investigators believe the residence was targeted and that the offenders know or have knowledge of the victims within the residence,” the statement said.

One of the victims, Graham Farr, 21, a James Madison University student, said he did not get a good look at the suspects, who would not have been easily recognizable anyway given that their faces were obscured by bandanas.

For more on this story, see the original article in today’s print and online editions or by clicking here.



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