RICHMOND (WRIC)—Richmond Police are investigating a home invasion and robbery that occurred early Sunday morning on the 5300 block of Blue Ridge Avenue.
The victim called police at 2:09 a.m. on Dec. 22—after he had freed himself from being tied up and robbed of his credit cards, cell phone and $163.
"I was lying here asleep, someone kicked the door in. I woke up and there's three men standing there, pointing guns at me," said the victim, who wishes to remain anonymous. "They kept asking me, where is the money, where is it, where is the gun?"
Richmond Police say that three black males wearing masks broke down the home's front door, tied up the victim, robbed him and left. The suspects left the victim tied up, but he managed to free himself and call the police.
"It's shocking," said Terrell Daniels, who lives in the neighborhood. "I'm just tired of hearing all the senseless violence and crime going on every day."
Neighbors say this isn't the first time something bad has happened on their block, while most people are asleep.
"I was in the house ‘sleep, ‘bout 2 in the morning, and somebody threw some chemicals on my porch and set my house on fire," said Angenette, a neighborhood resident. "They never found out who [did it]."
The victim from Sunday's incident says he has lived on Blue Ridge Avenue for 18 years, and is now trying to figure out what to do to protect himself.
"Try to get over this fear of being terrorized in my own home," he said.
A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest. If you have any information about this incident, call Crime Stoppers of Metro Richmond at 804-780-1000.
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