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CATCH-A-CROOK: Deputies investigate armed home invasion in northwestern Greene County

The father confronted the intruders in the middle of the night in the 4000 block of W. Farm Road 94.
Published: Jun. 3, 2021 at 10:49 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 10:56 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - In this week’s Catch-a-Crook, Greene County detectives are investigating an armed home invasion in the northwestern part of the county.

Deputies investigate armed home invasion in northwestern Greene County.
Deputies investigate armed home invasion in northwestern Greene County.(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

The crime happened on May 26 at around 2:30 a.m. with the family sound asleep. The neighborhood is in the 4000 block of W. Farm Road 94, northwest of I-44 and Highway 13.

May 26, 2021
2:30 a.m.
4000 block of West Farm Road 194
May 26, 2021 2:30 a.m. 4000 block of West Farm Road 194(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

The home security video shows two men walk up to the front door. One man is wearing gloves and holding a handgun in his left hand. “He turns around, and he mule kicks the front door open,” said Deputy Jason Winston. The second man appears to be acting as a “lookout.”

The crime happened in northwestern Greene County near i-44 and Highway 13.
The crime happened in northwestern Greene County near i-44 and Highway 13.(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

The sound of the door busting open woke up the parents. Winston says the man then confronted the intruders. “He sees the guy, yells at him, runs after him, and the guy turns and bails out the front door,” explains Winston. The second man, came up from behind the homeowner and shoved him as he ran out the front door. The intruders left empty-handed and no one got hurt. “No one was hurt. No items stolen, but a very frightening incident,” said Winston.

One man is holding the gun in his left hand. He turns around and "mule kicks" the front door...
One man is holding the gun in his left hand. He turns around and "mule kicks" the front door open.(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

At this time, Greene County detectives don’t have any other crime reports in the area that could be connected to the two men. If you recognize the men or have any information on this home invasion, call the Greene County Tip Line at 417-829-6230.

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