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EDMOND (WVVA) - The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary in the Edmond area.

A call was received thru the Fayette County 911 Center at 5:44 pm reporting a home invasion robbery. When Deputies arrived at the scene they were told that a 23 year-old man was upstairs in his parents' residence when he heard the dogs barking and a noise downstairs.

When he went to check out the noise he found an individual burglarizing the home. The victim stated that the suspect brandished a small handgun at him and forced him to return upstairs where the suspect locked the victim in a bathroom.

The victim stated that he waited until his parents returned home before contacting 911 to report this crime.

The suspect is described as male, approximately 6-00, 250 pounds, wearing a black ski mask, a black hooded jacket and blue jeans. He was reportedly armed with a short-barrel dark-colored revolver.

The suspect allegedly fled from the scene on some type of ATV.

Items stolen from the residence included jewelry and firearms. This incident remains under investigation by Detective-Sergeant G.A. Chapman of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with info can contact Crime Stoppers at (304) 255-7867 or the Sheriff's Office at (304) 574-4305 or submit a tip thru the Crime Tips section of the Sheriff's Office website, http://fayettesheriffwv.net.

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