Identity of robbers sought

LISBON – Police are still seeking clues into the identity of two masked men armed with handguns who walked into an unlocked Sherman Street home and robbed the couple’s child and his friend.

The home invasion occurred in the 300 block of Sherman Street about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 8, according to Lisbon Detective Shar Daub, who said the husband and wife were in their bedroom at the time, while their 11-year-old son and his friend were hanging out in his bedroom.

Daub said the two armed intruders walked in an unlocked door and turned into the first bedroom they came to, which was the one occupied by the boys. Pointing the handguns at them, the intruders ordered the youths to surrender the cellphone they saw being recharged and the iPad the boys were playing on at the time.

“They didn’t make any threats. They just told them to give them their electronics,” she said.

The intruders then walked out the door and left in a motor vehicle with either a loud engine or loud exhaust. There were no reports of any similar incidents in the village that night.

The father was reportedly asleep and the mother was watching TV when she heard someone enter the house, but she thought it was her older son returning home.

“She didn’t realize what was going on until they left and the boys told her what happened,” Daub said.

The one suspect was described as a white male, about 5-foot, 10-inches tall, with a thin to medium build. He was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and work boots, along with a black ski mask and gloves.

The other suspect was described as a black male, about 6-foot, 2-inches tall with a stockier build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and work boots, and a black ski mask and gloves.

The weapons were described as a revolver and a semiautomatic handgun.

“For 11 and 12 year olds, they gave us quite bit of information,” Daub said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the police department at 330-424-7810.