The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is investigating a home invasion at a residence in the 200 block of Boyd Avenue in Winchester that occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018.
The residence was occupied by two tenants, two of their acquaintances, and a handyman fixing a broken window at the time of the incident. The suspects reportedly entered the residence through the back door and were armed with various types of firearms. The victims stated that the suspects then searched the house and threatened to shoot the occupants if any of them moved. No one was injured during the incident, and only items of very little value were taken.
The tenants had returned to the residence at approximately 7:00 p.m. that evening and found that their home had been previously entered sometime between October 11 and October 14 while they were out of town. The residents called the WPD immediately to make the report, with only an amplifier reported as missing.
While the home invasion on October 14 is considered an isolated incident, both the break in and invasion are believed to be related to the alleged sale of narcotics.
The suspects are described as males in their 20s and had their faces covered. Anyone with information about the suspects that will aid police in their investigation are encouraged to call the WPD at 540-662-4131 or CrimeSolvers at 540-665-TIPS(8477) where tips remain anonymous and may result in a cash reward.