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Knowing that he was being watched didn't deter a young man from throwing a cinder block through the living room window of a southern Stafford County residence early Tuesday, police said.
The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. in the 600 block of Anvil Road in Olde Forge subdivision, Sheriff's Office spokesman Bill Kennedy said.
A few minutes before the cinder block incident, three young men had been banging on the front door.
A resident answered the door about 1:45 a.m. and told the three that the person they had asked for was not home. He then asked them to leave, and he shut the door.
Another resident came downstairs, and minutes later they heard something hit the living room window, Kennedy said. The residents called 911 as one of them stepped outside to investigate the noise.
He was on the phone with a dispatcher as one of the men who'd been at the door earlier approached the house with a cinder block in his hands. The resident rushed back inside, and the cinder block ended up in the living room.
The suspects had left by the time Deputy Christian Mirelas arrived at 1:52 a.m. There were described only as black males, ages 19 to 25, wearing jeans.
Kennedy said detectives are working with the residents to try to identify the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 540/658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 540/659-2020.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404