Squatters Found Inside Apartment When Residents Returned Home From Vacation
Two people suspected of squatting in a Maryland apartment while the residents were on vacation are currently on the run.
According to WTTG, police released photos of a man and a woman considered suspects in hopes they could help identify them.
The Greenbelt Police Department says that on April 5, the residents of the apartment came home from vacation to find their front door damaged and the apartment mostly empty.
"Not only were they in my home, but everything in my home was gone except for my bed because he details how he loved my bed so much,” said one of the victims, who spoke anonymously to the news station. “And I’m like, who are you? And he says my name. He’s like you didn’t pay your rent. I’m like, what are you talking about? I paid my rent."
After entering the apartment, the residents reported to police that they found two suspects, who they didn’t know, lying on a bed. The suspects told the residents that they had taken all their property, and they reportedly became aggressive with the victims before fleeing.
"He tackles me, and I’m like ‘sir, this is my home you not gone let me leave?’ He’s like, ‘no I’m just saying you not gone call the police,” the victims said. “I’m going to give you your apartment you just not gone call the police.’"
She added that she still doesn’t know where her belongings, worth around $50,000, are.
"I just couldn’t believe this was happening to me. I see this on TV," she said. "They really took over my apartment, and I was just trying to remain calm. But at the same time, I just couldn’t believe this was happening to me. I come home, and literally, two people are in my bed relaxing."