Intruder breaks in Aiken home with children inside

Aiken intruder breaks in home with children inside

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - An intruder tried to break into an Aiken home with two children inside. It happened in the Crosland Park area and some neighbors say they will be more aware of what's going on around them.

"It makes me feel bad because nothing's sacred anymore. Nothing's safe," said Angela Calhoun who lives a few streets over from where the break-in occurred. She said she is furious to learn that something like this happened so close to her home.

"Why would you break in someone's house," Calhoun asked. "They're out working hard and they value their things. With the way the economy is set up now, nobody can afford to just keep replacing stuff that people are just taking from them."

Officers were called to a home on Vincent Avenue around 12:30 on Friday afternoon. The call was made by a 16-year-old, who told police he and his younger brother hid in the bathroom after a man broke into their home.

"I feel bad for the kids because they could have gotten hurt," Calhoun said. "Just minding their own business, in the house, after school, during their homework. They could have gotten hurt."

An incident report filed with the Aiken Department of Public Safety said deputies found the back door open and broken glass. The boys were not hurt and the suspect wasn't able to take anything.

Calhoun says she's glad the kids are OK and will now be on high alert.

"I'll be looking out more and listening more because, you know, we're a neighborhood and we have to stick together," said Calhoun.

ADPS officers searched for the suspect but so far have not been able to find him.

This investigation is ongoing.

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