HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – A mother says she knows one of the men who broke into her house over the weekend in Henrico County.
Henrico Police nabbed three home break-in suspects Saturday afternoon after officers say the group sped off in a car, ditched the vehicle, and then hid in the woods.
The situation began unfolding just after noon at a home in the 0 block of E. Gray Street.
A 15-year-old babysitter was watching two young children when three people broke into the home wearing ski masks. We're told they pointed a gun at the babysitter.
"My son came out the back yard yelling Daddy and then the babysitter was hysterical," said mother, Tina Davis.
Her husband was actually underneath the home at the time, making repairs.
The suspects stole guns, jewelry, a Wii system and cell phones before taking off.
A watchful neighbor saw the three suspects wearing ski masks and carrying guns. He knew something was wrong, so he says he grabbed his keys and got in the car and followed them.
He called 911, then followed in his car to Portuguese Road, where they ran into the woods, hiding in swampland near the airport. That's where police were able to catch them.
One of the suspects has been identified as 20-year-old Trevor J. Watson.
"He was at the apartment when I called her to see if she could babysit and somehow he calculated it that my husband wasn't going to be home and that she was gonna be the only one here," said Davis. "Why he would fathom to do something like this, I have no clue. I don't know the other two juveniles who were with him I just don't know why he would do something to somebody who's like family to his own girlfriend."
The other two suspects are juveniles. All have been charged with larceny, burglary, and receiving or concealing weapons.