Irondequoit police investigators still working on home invasion case | Crime
Irondequoit police have an ongoing investigation into a home invasion robbery reported on Couchman Avenue last week.
“We haven’t given up on it,” said Investigator Brian Rickerson of the department’s criminal investigations unit today. He did add that the incident is “really the only one like this,” and he doesn’t think it will continue.
Officers responded to an address on Couchman Avenue about 11:25 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 for a report of a home invasion in progress. The residents reportedly were being held at gunpoint in their second floor bedroom.
When officers arrived, they found the back door ajar. The residents told officers they were in their bedroom watching TV and checking e-mail on a computer when their door “popped” open an inch or two. A voice they described as gruff told them to “get in bed, get under the covers and pull them over your head; I got a gun.”
The man, who wore a mask over his face, then entered the bedroom and demanded money. More than $500 was stolen from the woman’s purse and the man’s wallet.
The woman did say she had been at the casino at the Finger Lakes Race Track earlier in the evening. Rickerson said he did not think investigators “are looking in that direction.”
On the night of the incident, police searched the area with dogs, but no one was found.
Couchman, which in an all-residential neighborhood of Irondequoit near Pinegrove and List avenues, is not in an area a thief would generally pick, Rickerson said.
“This is something we’re working on; the case is still ongoing,” Rickerson said.