Police: Man invaded Medford Township home with young child, babysitter inside

MEDFORD TWP., N.J. (WPVI) -- Medford Township police have a suspect in custody following an armed home invasion at Muirfield Court.

24-year-old Shannon Soroka of North Philadelphia was arrested and charged with the crime, which happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

During the investigation, police learned that Soroka, armed with a handgun, allegedly entered the unlocked front door of the residence and confronted a 19-year-old babysitter demanding to know where the residents stored their money.

The babysitter and the homeowner's 2-year-old child were home at the time of the home invasion.

There are no injuries and according to police nothing was taken from the home.

The armed suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of police and was arrested Friday.

Police said there was a burglary at the same home on Saturday, and said Soroka is also the suspect. Police believe the home was targeted because of the father's profession: he's a professional poker player.

Sarah Cram is the sister of one of the homeowners on Muirfield Court.

She said the family is calling the babysitter a hero for being able to escape and call the police. Cram said the babysitter has babysat the 2-year-old before.

"They're shaken up. understandably so, but they're relieved that the guy was caught," Cram said about her family.
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