Man says he woke up to shotgun in face during home invasion
Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:40AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:02PM CST
A Saskatoon man says he woke up to two men pointing a sawed-off shotgun in his face and waving around a machete.
Devin Rose was asleep around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning when he woke up to two men in his room yelling, swearing and demanding he empty his pockets. He said the suspects were “tapping” his shoulder with a machete.
“There was a gun pointed at me and I was half asleep and they were waving a machete around, too, that they found in my room,” Rose told CTV Saskatoon outside his home on the 400 block of Lloyd Crescent. “I didn’t really know what was happening until they pointed a gun at me.”
The 22-year-old said one of the suspects then went toward his sister’s room.
“No, that’s not happening,” he recalled thinking.
He ran upstairs and yelled for his dad before the two men ran out the back door. He and his sister sleep in the basement of their Pacific Heights home and their dad sleeps upstairs. They had friends over when the incident happened, according to Rose.
Police say they received a call just after 5:30 a.m. with a report of a suspicious person checking door handles of vehicles in the 300 block of Lloyd Crescent. When officers arrived on scene they saw two men in the 400 block of Lloyd Crescent.
“They were seen fleeing into the backyard of a residence on that block and one was believed to be carrying a sawed-off shotgun,” Saskatoon police spokesperson Kelsie Fraser said.
She said officers recovered a sawed-off shotgun at the scene. Police dogs were brought in to search for suspects, but Fraser said no arrests had been made as of late Wednesday morning. She wasn’t sure if the suspects and victims are known to each other.
Rose didn`t get a good look at the two men, but said he doesn`t believe he knows them.
The suspects stole a phone and a lighter from the home, according to Rose. He believes they got in through an unlocked back door.
--- with files from Janella Hamilton