UPDATE: Armed Home Invasion: 10 Year-old Runs Out, Homeowner Gagged

Ocean County residents were coming to grips this weekend with the news of an armed home invasion that forced a 10-year-old Brick child to flee from his home, and left a homeowner gagged.

The 10-year-old child ran from his home Thursday after hearing two men forcibly enter the residence at 8:20 p.m., police said.

Then, after the child told neighbors, officers arrived to find the homeowner bound and gagged by the suspects.

By then, the suspects had fled.

Brick Police Captain Robert Mazza said two black men dressed in black, their faces covered in scarves, forcibly entered the home, and one was holding a long barrel gun, the victim reported. 

Though no one was injured in the incident, another child was in the home at the time of the incident, in addition to the 10 year-old who ran to neighbors' to call the police. The homeowner was left bound on the floor of the home.

The two men "ransacked the home," Mazza said, then fled on foot. Brick Police extensively searched the area, using K-9 officers and assistance from Wall and Point Pleasant Borough police.

Neighbors in the quiet neighborhood were upset to learn of the violent intrusion. "I've been here 38 years, we've never had anything like this happening here," said neighbor Iris Chiesa, according to WNBC-TV

"I need to lock my doors tonight, that's what it makes me think," said another neighbor, Jim Hicks, according to WNBC-TV. 

Ishawn David Redd, of Allenhurst Avenue in Neptune Township, was arrested and charged for defiant trespass and hindering apprehension after he was found lying on the ground, hiding in a backyard on Main Avenue. Police said the trespass appears unrelated.

No charges have been filed for the Montclair Avenue incident as of yet. Mazza said the investigation is still very much underway.

He said police are looking for proceeds from the home invasion, including clothing or other items that may have been dropped in backyards as the suspects fled. Police are asking anyone who finds suspicious items to come forward.

Here is the complete post from Capt. Mazza:

On December 5th, 2013, at approximately, 8:20pm, Brick Police responded to a residence on Montclair Dr in reference to a Home Invasion. A 10-year-old child ran from the house when the two suspects made forcible entry into the house and went to a neighbor’s house, at which time, the police were called. 

Brick Police Officers responded to the residence and found the homeowner bound and gagged on the floor and another younger child inside the house.  The victim was not  injured during the assault.

The victim reported that two (2) black males, dressed all in black and covering their faces with scarf’s, forced entry into the residence armed possibly with long guns. The suspects bound the victim, ransacked the house and fled on foot.  

An extensive search of the area was conducted by officers and K-9 teams, which lead to the arrest of Ishawn David Redd, from Allenhurst Ave, Neptune Twp, for Defiant Trespass and Hindering Apprehension. Redd was found lying on the ground in the backyard of a house on Main Av. The defiant trespass charge is not related to the home invasion on Montclair Dr. Point Pleasant Borough and Wall Twp Police assisted in the search.

Investigation is continuing at this time. Brick Police are actively searching for proceeds or evidence, including clothing, in the neighborhood.  Anyone who lives in the area who observed any suspicious items, such has clothing, in their yard are asked not to touch the item and to contact the Brick Police at 732-262-1100. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Brick Twp. Police Detective Bureau, Det. Thomas Cooney or Det. Greg Mullarkey, at 732-262-1120.

Original Post:

A Montclair Drive residence in Brick was reportedly the scene of an armed home invasion around 9 p.m., according to police communications.

Brick Patch is awaiting confirmation after hearing last night police scanner transmissions regarding two men who forced entry into the Montclair Drive home, one armed with a long barrel gun in a reported armed home invasion.

The report was at approximately 8:52 p.m. Thursday.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
The Captain December 06, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Start loading your guns!
hardesthit December 06, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Never thought I would see the day where I would need a gun. It seems the day has arrived . I will be applying for a permit ASAP.
Randy Butternubs December 06, 2013 at 09:03 PM
There has got to be more this story. The Patchs reporting leaves a lot of details out. It's like hearing news from my nosy neighbor that looks out her window
The Captain December 07, 2013 at 02:32 AM
There are a lot of these home invasions right now all over the country and in NJ and PA were just not hearing about them unless its local news like this one. Anyone who is not locked and loaded is sitting prey and most likely going to be targeted first. You owe it to your family to try and be prepared for these possibilities. And dialing 911 is most likely NOT going to help unfortunately. Just like in this story. Luckily noone got killed though at least.
Norman V. James December 07, 2013 at 08:05 AM
These slime balls had enough time to break in - tie up the owners - ransack the house - and get away before the police got there . Just how long before the child got out and called police and they arrived ? How long would it take to break in - tie the homeowners up - search the home for valuables and then excape ? They must have been in the home 15 to 30 minutes . NOW can all you gun haters see why securing not only your outside doors but also your bedroom door and have a gun within reach every night ? Here's another idea . Carry a gun on your person before you retire for the night . If anyone broke into my home ; I would shoot to kill the scum bags.
Joey Joe December 07, 2013 at 09:00 AM
I'm just wondering if the victim had been in a store shortly before flashing some cash while making a purchase and was seen by the thieves doing so. Invading a home a RANDOM home just seems odd to me... @Randy, I think you're right...there has to be more to this story than what the article says...
grace December 07, 2013 at 09:05 AM
thanks @ joey i was wondering too if this was random or were they known to have cash? maybe own a business . just why these people.. either way its effin awful! i am afraid and will keep my alarm on, now a serious reason to actually get a gun. never thought i would...
proud December 07, 2013 at 06:23 PM
@grace, I think guns and sharp knives aren't a good idea for you.
grace December 07, 2013 at 07:56 PM
lol@proud you are probably correct!!!!
The Captain December 08, 2013 at 07:19 AM
Often these home invaders target someone. They either hear or see something that makes them zero in on a family instead of just picking a house at random. Usually its that they have money or valuables and if they are anti gun and no large dog even better! And when they hit you SURELY wont be expecting it. And its not always in the middle of the night. Often its while you are unloading groceries or in the shower. Right now there is a rash of these going on and they are very violent type criminals. Even torturing and killing people. So to the few out their who chose not to be aware, prepared or who may be dumb enough to be anti-gun I say this: Get your head out of your AS* !
grace December 08, 2013 at 10:06 AM
saw a pic of the home on the news..had to be a reason they went there. def not a wealthy area


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