Man breaks into Randolph home, leaps from window
RANDOLPH, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police are searching for a suspect accused of breaking into a Randolph home. He was still there when the homeowner returned resulting in a surprise confrontation.
That homeowner said he ended up in a tug of war with a man on the other side of a bedroom door.
“Somehow I open this door. I open like this. I saw the man tall. I close it back,” said Minh Truong who found the stranger.
Truong fought to keep the door shut, nervous the suspect might have a gun, a knife, or something else.
Meanwhile his 9-year-old son grabbed a cell phone and called 9-1-1.
Police said someone managed to get into the Sunnyworth Lane house by breaking a back window.
When the suspect found himself trapped, he had no choice but to jump out a second story window. But, the homeowner said the man managed to snag a few things first.
“He took one laptop from this room and some jewelry,” said Truong.
A flat screen TV was pulled off the wall and dumped on a bed, but the suspect didn't get away with it.
“Unfortunately this time of year we do have an increase in house breaks,” said Lt. John Hamelburg, Randolph Police Dept.
Police said Truong did all the right things, mostly trying to keep his son safe.
“The officers were there within seconds but unfortunately the suspect got away,” said Lt. Hamelburg.
The homeowner said he isn't worried about what's missing, all that matters is what the suspect didn't get.
“I don’t mind if he take everything, you know, at least me and my kids safe,” said Truong.
In total, the homeowner is missing two laptops and a lot of jewelry. Police said they don't have much of a description, but they are checking hospitals to see if they can find someone with injuries consistent with a 20-foot-fall.