BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Brooksville home invasion that happened overnight early Tuesday morning.
Deputies say on Tuesday at approximately 2:30 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Seaway Drive in Brooksville in regards to a reported Home Invasion.
Upon arrival, deputies met with the victim, an adult male, who said he had just returned home from work in Tampa. When he pulled into his driveway at approximately 2:15 a.m., an unknown vehicle pulled up in the roadway at his driveway.
When the victim exited his vehicle, four males exited the other car. The four males were dressed in black, wore masks on their faces, and were all armed with various firearms. The suspects ordered the victim to the ground.
After demanding money and jewelry from the victim, the suspects escorted the victim to the front door of the residence. The victim unlocked the door and entered the residence; the suspects followed him in.
According to the victim, he and four members of his family, who were already in the residence, were placed in a bedroom and told to remain there. During this time, the suspects took various things from inside the residence.
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Once the suspects fled the scene, the victim and his family exited the bedroom and contacted law enforcement.
Detectives and Forensic Specialists responded to the scene to conduct interviews with the victims and to collect/process physical evidence. None of the victims were injured during the incident.
“Detectives are following up on various leads,” said HCSO.
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