The Natick Police Department reports that it received a 911 call just after 4am on Thursday from a 22-year-old man who said he had just been the victim of an armed home invasion, assault and battery, and robbery.
Units responded and found the young man shaken up but not injured. He reported that he is staying at the Natick residence, the home of a friend and was alone at the time of the incident.
The victim reported that several masked men, one whom the victim believed was carrying a firearm, entered the home while he was asleep. They ransacked the home and found him in a bedroom where they assaulted him and stole several of his personal items. They then fled on foot.
Units from Natick, including its K-9 team, with assistance from Framingham, Wellesley and the Massachusetts State Police, searched the area but it is believed that the suspects fled in a vehicle.
This incident remains under investigation.
This is not believed to be a random attack. If you witnessed anything that you believe may be pertinent to the
investigation, contact the Natick Police Detective Division, Lt. Chad Howard at 508-647-9616.