Jan 20, 2016 12:54 PM
Raymond homeowner assaulted in home invasion gets help from online gamers
RAYMOND — The victim of a home invasion in Raymond was able to make one cry for help, communicating with his online gaming community before he was attacked and restrained with duct tape.
Police said the break-in happened at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The man's injuries were not life-threatening.
The homeowner, Jack Reid Jr., told NH1 News that he'd left the front door unlocked. He was home playing a video game with other remote players when two men wearing ski masks entered. He was able to ask his fellow gamers to call police before getting into a physical fight with his assailants. They tied him up with duct tape and made off with several pieces of wrestling memorabilia, he said.
Both suspects were described as white, with one 6-foot-2 and the other 5-foot-8. Police said their car, a 2010 Black Dodge Charger, may have had minor rear bumper damage while leaving. Reid said he does not believe he knows the two men.
Police are looking for information that may help in their investigation.
NH1 News' Jenna Abate interviewed the homeowner and will have more of his story on WBIN-TV starting at 5 p.m.