Two York County break-ins have neighbors on alert

Posted at 11:34 PM, Jan 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-05 23:34:31-05

York County, Va. - Two break-ins at homes just minutes apart have neighbors on alert for anything suspicious.

In one of them, an intruder shot in the direction of a homeowner, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office. No one was hurt. This one happened early Sunday morning. The homeowner heard someone in his house and looked downstairs. Then, he saw what appeared to be a man. The man shined a flashlight at the homeowner and then fired two shots into the ceiling, according to deputies. The bullets didn't get through the floor and the man then ran away.

Just about a mile down the road, another break-in was reported on the same night. Someone broke in and stole TVs, cash, and even some guns, according to Frank Bryant, the homeowner. Whoever did it trashed his upstairs.

"I wanted to cry," Bryant said. "You work so hard for your things and for somebody to come in and just take it, what you work for -- people don't care and it's really a shame."

A local homeowner's association is warning people to be on alert for anything suspicious. The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.