One arrest has been made in a home-invasion, armed robbery that occurred at a Montford neighborhood rental property on Nov. 17, one of the victims tells Xpress.
According to the Asheville Police Department report, the incident occurred around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, although it was not reported until the next morning.
One of the alleged victims, who has asked to remain anonymous, said that the incident began when a mutual male friend was allowed into the home but was followed inside by two unidentified armed men who wore bandanas to cover their faces.
“I was absolutely terrified,” said the Asheville resident, who has since moved out of the home because of the incident. “I have never had a gun to my head before, and my hands just immediately went up in the air.” The victim said that he and his roommates were then ordered at gunpoint to get onto the couch, while the men robbed the home of electronics and other valuables.
According to the police report, more than $5,000 in property was stolen, including two laptop computers and three cell phones.
APD spokesperson Melissa Williams said that the incident does not appear to be random. There have been no similar cases reported in the area.
No reported injuries were incurred during the incident.
APD is currently conducting a further criminal investigation.
Disclosure: One of the victims — not quoted here — is a Mountain Xpress employee.