Homeowner Shoots at Intruders in Main Line Burglary

Burglary thwarted at Montgomery County home

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Monday, Jul 8, 2013  |  Updated 3:55 PM EDT
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Police on the Main Line are investigating a would-be home invasion in Wynnewood. The homeowner opened fire on the intruders.

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Police on the Main Line are investigating a would-be home invasion in Wynnewood. The homeowner opened fire on the intruders.

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A Main Line homeowner used his gun to fight back against would-be burglars.

Two or three men knocked on the front door of a home in the 1200 block of Remington Road. That's in Lower Merion's Wynwood section. It was about 1 p.m., according to Lower Merion Police spokesman Tom Walsh.

When the homeowner didn't answer, the men walked around to the home's back door and forced their way inside.

Waiting for them was the homeowner, with his handgun.

Walsh says the homeowner fired the gun, sending the men running.

"We saw our neighbor coming out with his hands up and then the police coming to him and basically taking him down and making sure he was safe," one of the neighbors told NBC10's Daralene Jones.

Walsh says there's no indication anyone was hit during the shooting. It's unclear how many shots were fired.

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Police were canvassing the neighborhood to get better descriptions on the men.

Officials closed Remington Road between Haverford Road and Lancaster Avenue for about an hour after the incident.


Contact Vince Lattanzio at 610.668.5532, vince.lattanzio@nbcuni.com or follow @VinceLattanzio on Twitter.

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