Waltham police arrested a Belmont man last week after he and a cohort allegedly burst into a couple's Waltham home, forced them to the floor with a gun and a knife, and ransacked their house looking for money and drugs, authorities said.
Police say on Oct. 17, the suspects allegedly broke into the house on Maple Street through a fire escape door, surprising the couple living inside. The suspects allegedly pushed the pair down to the floor -- one held a knife while another held a gun to the woman's head -- and threatened to kill them, said Waltham Police Det. Sgt. Tim King.
The two suspects allegedly searched the apartment for money and drugs, leaving destruction in their wake, but did not find anything, so they took off with the male victim's phone, King said.
Police do not know the relationship between the suspects and victims, but King noted that it did not appear to be a random act.
After an investigation, Waltham police arrested Adam Main, 41 of Belmont, at his home Oct. 19 on a warrant. Main was arrested and charged with breaking and entering for a felony; two counts of armed assault in a dwelling; conspiracy; armed robbery; threats to commit murder; possession of firearm in commission of a felony; possession of a firearm without a license; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and two counts of kidnapping.
The police are searching for the second suspect, who is still at large, King said. No other details could be given pending an investigation.
King said that residents of Waltham should not be worried about the recent incident.
"We don't have a ton of home invasions in Waltham," he said. "It's not that common."
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