The latest “Follow Home” robbery to rock the 24/680 involved a pricey Bentley, a group of women out for a night in the city and ended when the fiancee of one of the women intervened when a team of holdup men accosted and robbed the women as they were getting out of their car in a Danville neighborhood.
The incident kicked off at around 5:48 p.m. Tuesday when residents reported possibly two carloads of robbers converging on the Bentley as it parked in the the 200 block of Hartford Road, robbing the women of watches and jewelry. Gunfire erupted when the fiancee of one of the women attempted to intervene, drawing fire from the armed men and returning fire with a pistol of his own.
Upwards of four shots were believed to have been fired, at least one of the bullets embedding itself in the home of a resident away at the time. Police, some armed with long guns, quickly flooded the neighborhood as calls for assistance flooded dispatchers.
The suspects, described only as black men in hoodies and masks, successfully escaped the area, leaving in a car described by some as a black sedan with heavy window tint.
None of the victims was believed seriously injured and it was not known if any of the gunmen were hit during the exchange of fire.