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Police report details frightening ordeal

August 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Police on Wednesday released additional details on Sunday’s frightening home invasion on Front Street in which a gun was fired into a couple's bed as the alleged robbers sought information about goods believed to be in the residence.
Patrolman Christopher M. Bouvier reported responding to a 7:08 a.m. call for a home invasion at 620 Front St. and encountered Royce H. Jackson, 28, out in the street dressed in just his underwear.
Jackson told Bouvier that a light blue BMW driving away north on Front Street had been involved in the incident and warned the officer that the occupants had guns.
After a lengthy pursuit in which three suspects were apprehended, police returned to the scene of the home invasion and learned that the incident began while two couples were asleep in two bedrooms.
Jackson said he had been in bed with his girlfriend when he was awakened by two black men with their faces covered. One of the men, wearing a black bandanna on his face, had a handgun pointed at Jackson and told him repeatedly to “get the (expletive),” police said. Jackson told police he responded that he didn't know what the masked man was talking about. At that point, a pit bull in the apartment began barking and the armed intruders told Jackson to put the dog in another room.
Jackson left the room to comply but none of the intruders followed him, police said. He then observed the two men join a third intruder in the room where 28-year-old Deric McGuire and his girlfriend were sleeping. Jackson took the opportunity to flee the apartment in an attempt to get help.

Read more in Friday's print edition.

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