Lincoln Police investigating armed home invasion

Lincoln Police investigating armed home invasion

LINCOLN – Lincoln Police responded to a reported home invasion at noon on Friday, March 21, when the female homeowner of a residence on Old River Road was allegedly held at knife point in her kitchen.

Police confirmed that suspects took an iPad and an iPad Mini from the home, located in the vicinity of Lower River Road. The incident is not believed to be a random act, said police, who are withholding the victim’s name and address as they investigate possible leads.

According to a press release from Lincoln Police Capt. Philip Gould, a man described as light-skinned, of medium build, and in his 20s rang the door bell of the home that afternoon and spoke with the female homeowner, inquiring about a vehicle for sale.

This man was reportedly approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall with short, light brown hair, facial chin hair and wearing a lime green construction vest.

Upon being told that information about the vehicle was not available, he left the area, police said, but returned a few minutes later and talked his way inside the home.

The report states that once inside, the suspect forced the woman into the kitchen and threatened her with a knife as two other males, who were partially masked but believed to be black, entered the home.

The masked men reportedly went upstairs and returned after a few minutes, when all three suspects fled the home by driving southbound on River Road in a silver 2003 Chevrolet minivan with the Rhode Island registration OU-888 and a faded bumper sticker above the rear license plate. The car was reported stolen out of Pawtucket two days earlier on Wednesday, March 19.

According to the press release, Lincoln Police received reports of the vehicle driving erratically south on River Road, where it was last seen turning east onto Front Street.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Lincoln Police Department Detectives Division at 401-333-1111.