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Police investigating report of Clifton Park home invasion

Police investigating report of Clifton Park home invasion

Police respond to Englemore Road residence after 911 call placed
Police investigating report of Clifton Park home invasion
Photographer: Gazette File Photo

The New York State Police are investigating a report of a home invasion that occurred in Clifton Park on Sunday night.

According to troopers, police responded to a residence on Englemore Road in town last night, after a 911 call was placed reporting a home invasion.

State Police gave the following account:

Around 6:30 p.m., the victims went to their front door to investigate after their dogs began barking. Upon opening the door, they were confronted by a male suspect brandishing a black handgun.
 
The suspect pushed into the residence and demanded money. The victims turned over cash, and the suspect then fled the scene. The victims were not injured and no physical force was used by the suspect.
 
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot, 11-inches with a medium build. He wore a camouflage hunting jacket, dark pants and was wearing a backpack, according to police. 

Police believe that the victims may have been specifically targeted.
 
While police do not believe that the general public is in any danger, they are reminding residents to remain vigilant.

"Keep doors and windows locked, and valuables out of sight. Do not open the door if you don’t know the person on the other side. If you see something suspicious in your neighborhood, report it to police," the New York State Police said in a press release on Monday morning.
 
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the state police in Clifton Park at 518-383-8583. 

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