Winchester Police respond to armed attempted breaking and entering

Winchester Police officers responded to East North Avenue at approximately 12:05 p.m. on June 13, 2018 for a report of an armed attempted breaking and entering into a residence.

The homeowner was inside his residence when the suspect, described as a light-skinned black male in his thirties with a muscular build, appeared on the homeowner’s back porch. After a brief exchange of words between the homeowner and suspect, the suspect reached for a visible black pistol in the front left pocket of his jeans. The suspect did not brandish or fire the weapon.

The homeowner fled the scene and notified police. The Winchester Police Department SWAT team responded to the scene and made entry into the residence. The suspect was not found inside.

The suspect was wearing a black hoodie and light jeans. Anyone with information as to the identity or possible location of the suspect is asked to call the Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131.