Man allegedly threatened victims with gun, ransacked home
Authorities were investigating a home invasion in Londonderry on Friday afternoon.
Police said Joshua Magee, 29, faces several charges including armed robbery and criminal threatening with a deadly weapon.
Mary Carco says she watched as he went into her neighbor’s home on Wilson Street in broad daylight.
“I head her scream and what sounded like items being thrown or struggle,” Carco said. “She only screamed one time and then it got quiet.”
Police say Magee was wearing a ski mask and goggles, and he was armed with a gun.
“Her 1-year-old son saw him, started screaming and ran,” Londonderry police officer Christopher Olson said. “She came around the corner and saw the suspect with a firearm.”
According to police, Magee ordered the two into a bedroom while he ransacked the home.
Meanwhile, Carco had already called 911.
“While I was on phone with dispatch he came running out of the house wearing a mask and ski goggles and bags on his shoes,” she said. “And I knew the situation wasn’t right then and there.”
She said Magee took off in his car.
Londonderry police issued an alert, and Derry police stopped him on Old Manchester Road soon after. They found a loaded gun next to him.
Carco said she was relieved police worked so quickly and that her neighbor was unharmed. After what she saw, she assumed the worst.
”It just was so quiet. She never screamed again, so I just assumed she was hurt,” the neighbor said.