We are learning more details about an armed home invasion from last week. Four people including a juvenile have been arrested in connection with the incident. It happened near Haynie’s Corner in Evansville. The home invasion occurred on January 20th when a woman knocked on the front door of the victim’s home. While the incident may have started innocently enough police say it ended with several armed people forcing their way into a home in what is usually considered a quiet neighborhood.
“We got a home invasion”
“Are they still there?”
“Yes, they still are.”
Panic in the voice of a man after strangers entered his home. Four people Abronna Robinson, Jamar Grisby, Deshawndrick Lockridge, and an unnamed minor have been charged with burglary. But the location of the crime came as a shock to Evansville Police.
“It’s really rare in that area. that’s what caused us a lot of concern because usually, you don’t see this type of home invasion happening in that part of the city,” Nick Winsett says.
Police say on the night of the crime Robinson knocked on the door of the house on Southeast Second Street. A man inside opened the door and answered her questions but he also noticed a man on the sidewalk behind her. The homeowner closed the door turned around and found another man holding someone else inside the home at gunpoint.
“An audible panic alarm causing all the suspects to leave,” Winsett says.
They left with nothing.
“I do have a pretty good description. the girl that rang the doorbell.”
His description would be key to finding the woman and cracking the case.
“We were able to track down that female, make an arrest and based on her known associates. they were able to arrest the suspects,” Winsett explains.
After the victim turned on the alarm- the suspects took off.
Almost two weeks after the incident is when they were arrested. This is one of two burglaries that happened in the last two weeks. The other happened on Southeast First Street. EPD says no arrests have been made on that case and they aren’t sure if the two are connected. But both are still under investigation.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – On Friday, Evansville/Vanderburgh County Dispatch released the 911 call from a home invasion that happened on January 20.
An investigation into the alleged burglary led to four arrests, including Abronna Robinson, Deshawndrick Lockridge, Jamar Grisby, and an unidentified juvenile.
The four are accused of being part of a plan to break into a residence in the 1200 block of SE Second St.
The juvenile is accused of being armed with a gun and demanding money.
(This story was originally published on January 31, 2020)