Family injured in Goose Creek home invasion; search on for two men
Residents of a quiet, suburban neighborhood were stunned this morning by a home invasion robbery in which three members of a Goose Creek family were injured.
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men who forced their way into the home at 1331 Winterberry Ave. shortly after 3 a.m., agency spokesman Dan Moon said.
The intruders roughed up the family before running off, Moon said. Three members of the family were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries, he said.
Officials did not say if anything was taken, and it remains unclear why the home was targeted.
The robbery occurred at a pale yellow, single-family home with a neatly-trimmed shrubs and a well-kept yard. A man who answered the door this morning had red scratch marks on his neck. He said the family was too upset to discuss the incident.
Neighbors said the victims are friendly, hard-working people in a neighborhood not known from crime.
Richard Malone, who has lived in the neighborhood for 16 years, recalled one incident in the area involving a stolen car several years back, but nothing much since then. “It’s very quiet,” he said.
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