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Reisterstown Man Hospitalized, Guns Stolen in Home Invasion

A 52-year-old Reisterstown resident was sent to Sinai Hospital after he sustained head injuries when his home was robbed by masked suspects Sunday.

A Reisterstown man was hospitalized early Sunday morning for head injuries sustained during a home invasion robbery.

Four to five suspects wearing ski masks broke into a home in the 1400 block of Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown and tied up the 52-year-old man who was home.

“He was hit in the head several times with the butt of the gun one of the suspects had,” said Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the .

The suspects broke into the home around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, tied up the man, ransacked the house and stole one handgun, five shotguns, three rifles and two computers. The ordeal last until almost 5 a.m.

“We hate it when we have guns taken in a crime,” Doarnberger said. “It just means there’s more of them on the street.”

The investigation is more urgent when weapons are stolen, and police are looking into whether or not the home was targeted for weapons, Doarnberger said.

Donna B. July 23, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I am so glad that he was able to keep those robbers from stealing his nine guns with a gun. Oh, wait - he didn't! They took the guns and ran.
Julie July 23, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Donna B. Maybe you should think before you type. I know the person who commented above you. How would you feel if this was your brother or someone else in your family this happened to? I doubt you would be making rude comments like this, would you?
Marc Shapiro (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 08:27 PM
I'm not sure where the guns were kept, but you need to keep in mind the man was tied up, probably shortly after the robbers entered him home.
Julie July 23, 2012 at 09:03 PM
No problem. Maybe she only has a 3rd grade education and didn't understand that it was 3am and not 3pm and that the person was tied up. Love ya too and miss you.
Donna B. July 23, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Speaking of being rude - my comment in no way had anything to do with the well being of the poor man who was attacked. You all are so quick to attack others with opinions other than your own and so quick to judge. Very sad indeed.
Addie July 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM
No one said take the 2nd Amendment and flush it. It's unfortunate that there are now more guns on the street that will not be used for hunting purposes. I find it appalling how rude people are when a person's comment isn't liked. My relative is a hunter and has plenty of guns that are not only locked up but they have safety licks on them too. If the home was to be robbed these guns are not accessible. I hope the man makes a speedy recovery. Donna B. you made a valid point. Obviously, a person can only know what the media releases and based on this article you point is valid.
Marc Shapiro (Editor) July 24, 2012 at 05:38 AM
All the information I have is in this report, but I obviously didn't use the full address to protect the family.
Robert Brown July 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Rob my house, you are dead in South Carolina.Shoot first and no questions ask. Love this State. Not a victim of crime no more!
Thomm Remaley July 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Unless Robert Brown is sitting vigilant 24/7, he's dead if the robber gets in and shoots him in the head before he wakes. Our victim here would have been that kind of dead if these criminals so desired. The point is that the solution to gun crimes is not more guns. More guns means more chance of the criminal shooting quickly and first because he runs the risk of being shot if he doesn't. It doesn't mean he won't commit the crime in the first place. But enough of that. The victim here isn't out to foist a 2nd Amendment argument. He's just minding his own business. My sympathies to him in his ordeal.
Zoobie July 25, 2012 at 06:27 AM
It's a shame indeed, that a Burglary and Assault on the resident, winds-up as a discussion on Gun Control and The Second Ammendment. There's been cases where the guns were locked-up and their triggers locked, and the perps took the whole darn safe ! Nichodemus Rd. can be a dark secluded place at three in the morning. I'm just happy the victim survived the two hour ordeal, all for something probably related to drugs. Let's get a discussion going on removing drugs from our neighbourhoods, and turning in those pushers we see in our travels. Didn't see any? Bullhockey !!!
SCBow July 26, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Where does the 2nd Amendment reference that guns are to only be used for hunting purposes. Guns serve many purposes and the protections guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment are not to protect solely hunting rights.
mel July 27, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Should have killed those SOBS

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