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Burglar threatened to kill Summerville couple, great-grandkids in home invasion, cops say

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A man broke into a Summerville home Thursday, then threated to kill two great grandparents and everyone else inside over allegedly owed money, police say.

According to Summerville Police, the incident happened at a home on Alwyn Boulevard around 6:45 p.m. Thursday night.

The victimsa 67-year-old man and his 78-year-old wifetold police a man broke into their home. The burglar is described as a white man with blonde facial hair, around 6-feet-tall,180-200 pounds, and wearing a black ski.

The couple was caring for their three great-grandchildren (ages 8 months, 1 and 17), when the grandfather heard a noise coming from a closed bedroom of a relative who wasn’t home at the time.

Police say when the grandfather went to investigate, he discovered a man plundering through the relative’s bathroom. When the burglar saw the grandfather, he pointed a gun at him and demanded money, police say.

According to police, the would-be burglar told the grandfather the relative owed “people” $4,000, and told the grandfather he knew it was in the house, despite the grandfather’s insistence that there was no money in the home.

Before leaving the house and running away in an unknown direction, police say the burglar then told the grandfather if he came back to the home, he would kill everyone inside.

The grandfather told police the burglar even called his wife by name. The grandfather told police he believed he knew who the burglar was, and even provided a name, but police say that person has not been established as a suspect at this time.

The case remains under investigation. If you have any information, call Summerville Police at (843) 871-2463