AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The residents of an Amherst apartment were able to fight off and disarm a man with a gun who broke into their home Wednesday night. Amherst Police Capt. Jennifer Gundersen notified 22News that two men, Lamont Christopher Thomas and Nhetto Tomi were arrested in connection with the home invasion at 1040 North Pleasant Street.
Gundersen says that the victims told police that an armed man forced his way into their home before 9:45 P.M. They were able to subdue the suspect (Tomi), but one of the residents received minor injuries during the struggle. When police got there, they were able to arrest Thomas, who was also allegedly involved. He was trying to get away in a car.
Thomas and Tomi, both Springfield residents, are charged with home invasion. Tomi faces an additional charge of assault and battery.
Amherst police are still looking into the case, and if you have any information, you are asked to call the detective bureau at (413) 259-3015.