Armed Intruders Hold Family at Gunpoint

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a July 20 home invasion in Blackstock where suspects burst into a home seeking money and drugs but left with only a cell phone and a handful of $1 bills.

According to the incident report, someone knocked on the front door of a home on Heritage Road at 9:42 p.m. July 20. When a juvenile inside the home answered the door, two men rushed into the home waving guns. They ordered the juvenile, his mother and a 62-year-old man onto the floor and told them they were going to kill them all if the juvenile’s father didn’t come out of the bedroom.

When the father of the juvenile victim emerged from the bedroom, the suspects ordered him onto the floor also and told him to hand over “all of his money and his drugs,” the report states.

The victim produced $4 from his pocket and handed it to the gunmen. The suspects took the money, as well as a cell phone worth $50, and fled in an SUV, described as either a Tahoe or an Expedition.

Early the next morning, the suspects reportedly returned to Heritage Road and attempted to gain entry into the home. After banging on the door and the sides of the house for approximately 10 minutes, the suspects drove off, this time in a car, at about 4:19 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Office said they are currently cross-referencing several leads in the case with neighboring counties where, they said, similar incidents have occurred in recent weeks.