PHOENIX — A daylight home invasion has left one young Tempe boy scared, but also extremely brave.
At approximately 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, a 13-year-old boy was home alone in his residence in the 2400 block of E. 7th Street in Tempe.
Both of his parents were at work when he heard people repeatedly knock on the door. When he didn’t recognize them, he went in his room and locked the door.
The men then broke through a skylight window and entered the home.
“When they got to the 13-year-old’s bedroom, it was locked, so they kicked the door open,” said Lt. Mike Pooley of the Tempe Police Department. “One of the suspects went in, found the boy and immediately told him he needed to cover his eyes. [They] asked him where the valuables were — the money, jewelry, everything — and they told him to stay in the room (and) keep his head covered.”
They were in the house for about an hour, and when the teen stopped hearing noises, he left his room to call the police.
The men remained, however, and ordered him to go back to his room and cover his head.
“The boy was extremely scared and said.’ Hey, my mom’s going to be home any minute; she comes home for lunch,'” Pooley said. “The suspects said, ‘Well, if she comes home here, we’re going to take care of her.”
Shortly thereafter, the boy heard his mom come home.
“He immediately jumps out of the room, runs to his mom (and) tells her that she needs to leave, because there are men in the house, and they both run out to the parking lot and call the police,” Pooley explained.
Both intruders left by the time police arrived on the scene. Both suspects are black males in their 20s. One male was approximately 5’10” with a muscular build and wore a red shirt with a white logo.
- 6 energy saving hacks for your home
- 5 tips for choosing a company to end your timeshare
- Water tips to save money, help save the Earth
- 5 of the most adored gentlemen in professional sports today
- The real danger of sitting at your desk
- Most surprising NBA playoff performances of the last 40 years
- 11 classic baseball movies you must see again
- Finally getting rid of fat: 3 methods that actually work
- 4 reasons cancer survivors should focus on food
- 5 spring cleaning spots everyone forgets
- 5 reasons to look forward to watching the D-backs this season
- Common virus attributed to spike in head and neck cancers
- 5 signs it’s time to end your timeshare ownership
- 3 most overlooked ways to keep your home healthy
- 6 ways the air in your home could be making you sick
- CrossFit dangers: 5 common injuries and how to deal with them
- Today's radiation treatments offer better success, fewer side effects
- Tips to make watching TV on the patio even better
- What really happens when you donate to a community college?
- Sun and skin cancer: Separating fact from fiction
- 5 critical lifestyle changes for a healthy colon
- What you need to know about Alzheimer's disease in Arizona
- Spring clean your windows like a pro with these 8 tips
- 7 films that should have won best-picture Oscars
- New plumbing technology saves money and improves your home
- Survey shows Arizona CFOs optimistic about 2016
- How chronic pain can affect your love life
- 5 potential warning signs about your child's development
- Jan Brewer thinks Paul Penzone will have tough time beating Sheriff Joe Arpaio
- Mac & Gaydos joined by Burmese python after losing March Madness bet
- Mac and Gaydos deliver pizzas to winning class in REDucation contest
- Civil rights activist wants Phoenix-area NAACP boss to step down after incident
- Cindy McCain talks Syrians refugees’ plight, trafficking in Arizona