Armed Homeowner Chases Off Burglars: Cops

Police say a Whitpain Township man fired three shots at two burglars who broke into his home.

Police are searching for two alleged burglars who were chased away by an armed homeowner.

It happened Saturday morning on the 700 block of Danbury Drive in Whitpain Township. Police responded to the house for a reported burglary and home invasion.

The homeowner told police that two armed men, one wearing a ski mask, entered his home through a rear door. The homeowner was then confronted by the two men when he awoke in his master bedroom, according to investigators. Police say a brief struggle ensued and the homeowner, who owns a gun, fired three shots at the burglars and managed to chase them out of his house. The suspects fled in an unknown direction, according to police.

The homeowner was not injured and nothing was taken, according to investigators. No word yet on whether the two suspects were shot.

Anyone with information on this incident should call the Whitpain Township Detective Division at 610-279-9033.

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