Southwest Raleigh resident assaulted during home invasion, police say

Police investigating at the scene of the home invasion and robbery (Tommy Harris/CBS North Carolina)


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A homeowner in Southwest Raleigh was assaulted by three suspects Wednesday afternoon after they came to his home asking to use the phone.

Police responded to a call in the 4300 block of Fathom Court, which is near Lake Johnson, around 12:20 p.m.

The caller said the suspects knocked on the door and asked to use the phone.

“They ransacked my home. They asked for cash,” the caller said.

The caller said he saw at least two guns during the incident and that he was pistol whipped by a suspect.

“They threatened to kill me. I’m injured,” the caller sad in a 911 recording released by Raleigh police. “I’m bleeding. I got kicked. I got threatened with guns.”

“He was like bleeding in the back of his head and that’s when the EMT’s came to take him,” Jessica Nunley, a neighbor said.

“One of the kids looked at me through the window. Didn’t see me I’m sure because we had the shades blocked. And smiled and they were laughing as they were running through,” Ken Hubbell, a neighbor said.

“That’s the first time we’ve ever had anybody attacked before. We’ve had bicycles taken and cars broken into during the day,” Hubbell said.

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A police report states the intruders took a piece of soccer memorabilia.

The police department’s canine unit is assisting in the search for the suspects.

Athens Drive High School was put on lockdown as a precautionary measure following the incident, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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