Victim of violent Henrico home invasion, robbery speaks out

Published: May. 6, 2016 at 1:53 AM EDT|Updated: May. 16, 2016 at 3:11 AM EDT
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A mother is the victim of a home invasion robbery in Henrico's West End. She says she was tied up and pistol-whipped while her young son was nearby.

Police continue looking for two armed suspects.

"I was awoken by two men and an AK-47 two inches from my nose," said the victim who didn't want to be identified.

The victim says she and her five-year-old son had been staying at her friend's home in the 4400 block of Hungary Glen Terrace when two armed men broke in at about 2 a.m.

"I don't know when I was hit, but they hit me on the shoulder, I think. It's all bruised, and then definitely on the back of the head," she said.

The mother said the suspects tied her up with Christmas lights and started ransacking the place.

"I told them I didn't know anything," the victim said. "They thought I was lying."

After taking off with hundreds of dollars in cash and numerous electronics worth thousands of dollars, the victim's friend, Tommy DeVoss, came home.

"The people who kicked in my door knew what I had and wanted it, simple as that," said DeVoss.

An hour prior to the home invasion robbery, DeVoss says he was lured out of the house.

"I got a phone call at 1 a.m., someone asking me if I could come meet them real quick," said DeVoss.

By the time he came back, his home was destroyed and his friend was left traumatized.

DeVoss confirms this wasn't random and possibly drug-related.

"I don't know exactly who did it. I have ideas," said DeVoss.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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