Posts Tagged ‘Home Invasion’

assault-still-shot-nj-suspectHUFFINGTONPOST — Police in New Jersey are using nanny cam footage to track down a robbery suspect who punched and choked a suburban mom while her terrified 3-year-old daughter watched.

At 10:30 a.m. Friday, the suspect kicked down the locked door of a Millburn, N.J., house and assaulted an unsuspecting homeowner.

“I knew that if I started screaming, my daughter would too, and I was afraid she would get hurt,” the victim told News12 N.J. “I took it. I didn’t cry the entire time.”

The suspect made off with an unspecified amount of jewelry, including the woman’s wedding ring, according to WABC. The woman’s 1-year-old daughter was upstairs during the incident. Neither child was harmed.

“The man viciously beat the woman,” Capt. Michael Palardy told Millburn Patch.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated for injuries to her face and legs, according to The Star-Ledger.



Still-shot photos taken from the nanny cam which show the unidentified suspect

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The suspect is being described as an adult, black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing approximately 210 lbs. He possibly has a salt-and-pepper beard.

Nanny cam video of assault (audio included) (WARNING – Disturbing!)

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information or who can identify the individual in the photo is urged to please contact: Millburn Police at 973-564-7001.

SOURCE: Huffington Post


Photo of Alexander Costas who was gunned down in his own home during a home invasion.

On the night of April 28, 2000 a home invasion occurred at the Miami home of Alexander Costas and his mother, Nadia Dombrowski. The two went to bed and shortly after 12PM several unidentified men forced their way into their house and in the midst of the robbery, shot Alexander. Nadia managed to escape and contacted Police.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact:
Miami Dade Police Department Detective T. Romagni at (305) 471-2400 or Miami Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (471-8477).


KarleyCollumOn July 27, 2007, the murdered bodies of Karley Collum and Terrance McCloud were discovered at McCloud’s home on Silver Lake Drive in Putnam County, Florida. Both subjects died from blunt force trauma to the head. Neighbors heard a woman’s scream coming from McCloud’s residence at about 5:00 am on Thursday July 26, 2007. The attacker may have been known to McCloud as there were no signs of forced entry.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Putnam County Sheriff’s Office
Detective John Merchant


jennifer-odomVICTIM: Jennifer Renee Odom
White Female, Born 8/25/1980

On Friday, February 19, 1993, Jennifer stepped off her school bus around 3 p.m., waved goodbye to friends, and started walking the short 200 yards to her home in rural Pasco County, FL. Children on the bus reported they saw a faded blue pickup truck slowly following Jennifer as she walked home. Jennifer never made it to her door.

During the next days, law enforcement equipped with police dogs and hundreds of volunteers scoured 60 square miles of rolling groves, pastures and woods surrounding the tiny Pasco town of Dade City.

On Thursday, February 25, 1993, a man and woman searching an abandoned orange grove in southeast Hernando County, FL, found Jennifer. Jennifer’s clothing, including the red sweater and Hooter’s jacket, have not been found.

Approximately two years later on Thursday, January 5, 1995, a couple hunting for scrap metal in a rural area of Hernando County discovered Jennifer’s missing book bag and clarinet case. The bag and case were found in Western Hernando County.

The suspect vehicle is a full size, older unknown model pick-up truck, blue in color.

Jennifer was last seen wearing a white zip-up “Hooters” sweat jacket with orange lettering on the left sleeve, a red long sleeve pullover sweater, possible cashmere or angora, a white turtleneck shirt, white denim pants and black lace-up style boots.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:

Det. Michael Nelson, Hernando County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 754-6830
Anonymous tips can be made by e-mail to:
or by telephone (352) 797-TIPS/8477



Photo of Tim Chanthavong taken shortly before his 1999 death

On June 24, 1999 at approximately 8:50PM, Tim Chanthavong was murdered at 26th Ave N. & 60th St in St. Petersburg, FL. His 1994 Acura NSX was stolen & driven to 53rd Ave S. & 7th St. The car was left at Hillside Dr. S. & 6th Way.

Tim’s family is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for his death.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Det. C. Leedy, St. Petersburg Police Department, 727 -893-7613.


howeIn the early morning hours of March 22, 1988, 31-year-old Kim Shrree Howe was brutally murdered. Her body was found later that morning by some local children on their way to school.

Kim’s body was found on a dirt road between Howard Street and Santa Rosa Drive in the City of Rockledge. Kim was last seen alive earlier that morning in Cocoa, just a few blocks away from where her body was found. At that time Kim made a report to a Cocoa Police Officer that she was being harassed by an unknown person in a vehicle.

Kim had moved to Cocoa about a year and a half earlier after divorcing her husband in Fort Perice. Kim was the mother of three children.

Any persons with information regarding to this case is urged to please contact:
Investigator Wayne Winkler of the Rockledge Police Department at 321-690-3988.


Click Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Unsolved Homicides for additional unsolved cases in Florida.
  • Maurice Harris, who suffered from Lupus died protecting his home from two armed intruders Last night
  • Shot dead fighting with one of the men who tried to gain entry to his 11-year-old daughter’s room
  • Miami Police are now on a hunt to find the two unidentified suspects who are described as being ‘heavily armed’

Maurice Harris pictured here with a woman believed to be his wife - has been hailed a hero for his actions on Tuesday evening protecting his family

Maurice Harris pictured here with a woman believed to be his wife – has been hailed a hero for his actions on Tuesday evening protecting his family

Police at the scene in Miami where Maurice Harris lost his life defending his familyPolice at the scene in Miami where Maurice Harris lost his life defending his family

The grieving widow of Maurice Harris speaks to a Miami Police Officer outside her home in the aftermath of her husbands heroic actionsThe grieving widow of Maurice Harris speaks to a Miami Police Officer outside her home in the aftermath of her husbands heroic actions

The Harris residence in Miami which was attacked jut before midnight on Tuesday evening The Harris residence in Miami which was attacked jut before midnight on Tuesday evening

Click here for full article by MailOnline

Article published on 02/01/13 by Palm Beach Staff Writer at Palm Beach Post

02/02/13, PALM BEACH, FL — Unsolved murder of 80-year-old suburban Boynton Beach man leaves family frustrated, friends scared –

News of the assault and robbery of an 80-year-old retiree in the gated suburban Boynton Beach community of Aberdeen two weeks ago was scary.

But when Albert Honigman died in his home two days after the robbery, from blunt force trauma to the head, that fear escalated, along with frustrations from his family over the seemingly insignificant amount taken for a life.

Albert Honigman

“I just look for answers for something like this. Why would he do this for a Rolex?” said his daughter, Lauren Honigman, about the suspect who also assaulted her during the robbery.

Police so far have not made any arrests in the case.

Bernie Barnett, Honigman’s childhood friend, who lives in the nearby Valencia Reserve community, said the incident has raised fears among residents in Aberdeen and surrounding gated communities.

“It’s a very frightening experience to (have someone) live in a gated community and get murdered,” Barnett said. “It’s terrifying.”

Lauren recalled the Friday, Jan. 11 night of the crime recently from her home in New York City.

She said it seemed as if everything happened in an instant.

After she and her father spent an evening shopping, the two returned to his home in the Aberdeen subdivision between Hagen Ranch and Jog roads at about 10 p.m. They were in the garage, removing items from the car, when a man reportedly attacked them.

“I don’t know if he followed us in, I have no idea,” Lauren said last week, days after her family buried her father. “All we knew is we turned around, my father was helping me out with the packages and I turn around. (Suddenly) I’m down, my father’s down. It just happened so fast.”

What started as a burglary eventually turned into a homicide case when Albert Honigman died in his home two days later.

Now, more than two weeks since his death, family and friends are still trying to understand why Honigman and his daughter were attacked. Lauren told deputies at the time that several pieces of jewelry were taken during the robbery, including her father’s Rolex watch.

Barnett, who had known Honigman since the two grew up together in the same Long Island neighborhood, described his friend as an active tennis player who was adjusting to life as a widower after his wife, Phyllis, passed away a year-and-a half ago.

“He was a great guy, he loved Florida,” Barnett, 76, said.

Lauren said she was in the area to visit her father. She recalled being temporarily knocked unconscious that night after being struck in the eye and on the side of her face. She came to and saw the suspect still punching her father in the face.

“I don’t know what the hell he wanted,” she said. “He said to my father ‘You stay down old man because,’ he said, ‘I have a friend in the car with a gun.’ I can’t even remember my father trying to get up …

Lauren and other family members described the suspect as being a clean-shaven black male, about 6 feet tall, in his 20 or 30s with an athletic build. She said he wore tan shorts and a white shirt.

“I would never forget this guy’s face.”

Jeffrey Honigman, Lauren’s brother, who also lives in New York, said detectives told them they “feel good about catching this guy.”

“They didn’t tell me any specifics,” he said. “They didn’t want to get my hopes up, but they feel good.”

The siblings are also questioning why their father was twice released from the hospital within days after the attack.

According to sheriff’s reports, Albert Honigman was taken to Bethesda West Hospital the night of attack. He was released the following morning but returned to the hospital later that day. He returned home again after being released Jan. 13.

“They sent him home, they said the CAT scan was clean,” Lauren said. “Then they call him back, they said we found blood in the brain. Then they did another CAT scan. … The hospital should have never released him.”

After returning home for the second time, Albert Honigman went to bed that evening and never woke up.

Jeffrey Honigman remembers speaking to his father by phone a few hours before his death.

“I spoke to him at 4:30,” he said. “The next thing I know, I got a phone call from my sister (saying) dad died. My sister told me that at 6 o’clock, he decided to take a little nap, lie down for a bit. He was very tired. My sister left the room. She went in a couple of hours later to see how he was doing and that was it.”

Bethesda West Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Kronhaus said that she could not comment because of patient privacy laws.

Albert Honigman was a retired pharmaceutical salesman who became a part-time Florida resident 20 years ago. His son said he had a home on Long Island, but had been spending more time in the Aberdeen community.

Lauren said she’ll remember her father as having a caring, generous personality.

“He was such a loved man,” she said. “When he would walk into the room, you felt his presence. My father was always very positive. He was such a loved person.”

Barnett is still stunned by his friend’s death, and the circumstances surrounding it.

“It’s been a long time since someone in a gated community was murdered,” he said, “and it happened to be my best friend.”

BYRON SMITH: Murder or Self Defence?

Byron Smith (center) and the teens he shot — Haile Kifer (left) and her cousin Nicholas Brady (right).

According to 64-year-old retired State Department worker Byron Smith, two Little Falls teens broke into his rural home on the Mississippi River when he shot and killed them in self-defense. He then let the bodies sit in his house for more than a day before authorities, following up on a suspicious vehicle report, came to Smith’s home and he told them about what happened.

The criminal complaint says that Smith shot the two as they came down his basement stairs several minutes apart on Thanksgiving Day. The complaint adds that he shot them numerous times – each in the head after already critically wounding them.

He then waited a day before asking a neighbor to alert authorities, the document added.

According to Smith, his home was burlarized on multiple occasions (eight) and he believes the teens had something to do with atleast a few.

Smith told investigators he shot Schaeffel as he walked down the stairs, then shot him again in the face as he lay on the floor looking at him.

“I want him dead,” Smith told police.

Smith said he sat down in a chair when Kifer started walking down the steps. Smith shot her and she also fell down the stairs. He tried to shoot her a second time, but his rifle jammed. When the gun jammed, Kifer laughed at him, fueling his anger.

“If you’re trying to shoot somebody and they laugh at you, you go again,” he told police.

Smith told police he then shot Kifer “more times than I needed to” in the chest, leaving her gasping for air. He ended her suffering with a “good, clean finishing shot” under her chin.

“Smith acknowledged leaving the bodies in his home overnight before calling a neighbor to ask about a lawyer and to request that authorities be notified,” the Strib reports.

Source: blogs.citypages (clicking on the photo of Smith and the murdered teens will link you to the source.)

Woman raped and man beaten in horrific home invasion while 18-month-old child slept in the same house

  • Two attackers jumped on the father as he approached his apartment
  • They forced their way inside and assaulted both parents, beating the father and sexually assaulting the mother
  • The pair then ransacked there Burien, Washington home and fled the scene
  • Authorities are now searching for two unidentified African American men
  • For additional details, click the (source) link above
Frightening: The couple were accosted at their home in Burien, Washington, while a child slept in another room

Frightening: The couple were accosted at their home in Burien, Washington, while a child slept in another room

Rapid response: Police arrived at the scene shortly after the incident at 9pm last night and set tracking dogs on the scent

Rapid response: Police arrived at the scene shortly after the incident at 9pm last night and set tracking dogs on the scent

Article written and published by on 11/13/12

Hart Home Invasion Robbery

On  06/12/2009, at approximately midnight, three armed suspects entered a residence  in the 100 block of South Roscoe    Blvd in Ponte Vedra.  The homeowner was in  her room watching television when two of the suspects entered and demanded that  she open the safe.  The victim complied with the demand and suspects  proceeded to load the contents into a camouflage duffle bag, which they had  brought with them.  The third suspect went room to room looking for  additional safes.  The suspects then bound the victim’s hands and feet.   The suspects were in the residence for approximately 18 minutes.  Prior to  exiting the residence, the suspects disabled the house phones.

The  suspects were described as white males.  One was very husky, approximately  5’11” – 6’0” tall.  The second suspect was about the same height, but  thinner.  The third suspect was about 5’4” – 5’7”.  All three  suspects were wearing masks and gloves.  No vehicle description is  available.  The suspects took cash, jewelry and firearms.

Anyone with any  information concerning the identity of these three suspects is asked to contact  Detective Lynda Mobley at the St.  Johns County Sheriff’s Office at 824-8304.  You can also remain anonymous  and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers at  1-888-227-8477.




The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a male subject wanted in   connection with a bank robbery from Saturday morning, 9/15/07. Deputies   responded to the bank (Wachovia) in the 400 block of S.R. 13 North (Julington   Creek) shortly after 11:00 a.m.
                            Witnesses stated that the man entered the   bank at 10:54 a.m. and waited for a customer before approaching the counter. The   suspect carried a black fanny pack type nylon bag and then brandished a black   handgun. He demanded all of the money from the teller’s station. An undetermined   amount of cash was turned over to the suspect who then fled out the door. It was   unknown if the suspect fled on foot or got into a vehicle.
                            The suspect   was described as a white male, between 30-50 years of age, 5’7”-5’9” tall, 200   pounds and was unshaven. He was wearing a dark colored polo shirt with vertical   stripes and a ball cap.
                            Anyone with any information concerning this   suspect is asked to contact Detective James Jackson at the St. Johns County   Sheriff’s Office at (904) 824-8304. You can remain anonymous and possibly be   eligible for a reward by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-(888) 277 TIPS (8477). Click here for suspect still images.



On 05/26/2006, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office   responded to 1000 W. Pleasant Place in Julington Creek Plantation in reference   to a suspicious package. During the investigation, it was determined the package   contained an explosive device which was rendered safe by the St. Johns County   Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad. The package is believed to have been placed at the   residence on the night of 05/25/2006 or the morning of 05/26/2006. Several   persons of interest have been developed in the investigation, however no arrests   have been made. Crime Stoppers is currently offering a reward of up to $1,000.00   dollars for information leading to the arrest of persons responsible for   building and or placing the device.