Armed ex-con breaks into two Williamsburg homes

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Joshua Samuel Ingros (Courtesy VPRJ)
Joshua Samuel Ingros (Courtesy VPRJ)

A Williamsburg man was in for a surprise Sunday evening when he found an ex-convict standing in his kitchen.

According to Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department, 28-year-old Joshua Samuel Ingros of James City County was arrested Sunday after breaking into several Williamsburg homes armed with a gun.

Around 8:25 p.m. Sunday, police responded to reported burglary at a residence located in the 200 block of Patriot Lane. Upon arrival, the victim advised the officers that someone broke into his home looking for a woman, Riley said.

The victim said he was in his home when he heard a noise in the kitchen. When he went to investigate, the victim found a man wearing a black leather jacket, black shirt, black pants and a baseball cap standing in his kitchen.

The suspect then asked the victim for a woman who did not live at the location, Riley said. The victim then picked up a knife and chased the suspect from his residence.

While officers were searching for the suspect, a victim from another residence advised one of the searching officers that the suspect had entered her home around 8:20 p.m. The victim said she was laying on the couch when the suspect, who she identified as “Pittsburg,” broke into the house. The suspect then pointed a gun at her and demanded she give him all her medications, Riley said.

After she told the suspect she did not have any medications, the suspect took her cellphone. According to Riley, the victim tried to calm the suspect down. He then walked into her bedroom and she ran to get her roommates.

A male roommate confronted the suspect and ordered him to put the gun away. The suspect complied. The roommate also demanded the suspect return the victim’s phone, which he did. He then ordered the suspect from the residence and the suspect left, Riley said.

After canvassing the area, officers located the suspect in the 5000 block of Richmond Road. They stopped and detained the suspect. The victims from both residences identified Ingros as the man who broke into their homes.

Ingros was placed under arrest and transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, where he is being held without bond. He has been charged with three felony offenses: Burglary, Firearm Possession by Convicted Felon, and Grand Larceny and two misdemeanors: Obstructing Communication and Brandishing a Firearm.