"It's a very tight knit neighborhood. We are friends with almost all of the neighbors. We get together on the weekends, hang out, cook out so it's a very tight knit group out here," says resident David Jackson.
Montgomery Co. Sheriff's deputies responded to a home invasion in the Stone Park subdivision off of the I-85 Waugh exit Sunday evening. People in the neighborhood say they don't know what to make of the incident.
"It's one of those things that you hope is an isolated incident but you never know in this world," says resident Reid Beesley.
Three masked gunmen broke into a house, tied up the occupants and demanded goods. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured. Montgomery Co. Chief Deputy yDerrick Cunningham says although the incident is alarming, he doesn't see it as something Pike Road residents should be concerned about.
"This is the first time that we've had a robbery out in that area that I can remember. That just lets me know something took place and hopefully we'll be able to get some information coming in and hopefully our investigators will get some leads to be able to bring it to a close," he says.
Cunningham says it is unclear whether the robbery was an isolated incident or a random act. Investigators say they are still looking into leads and plan on patrolling the area more closely. Mayor Gordon Stone says he is confident that this crime will be resolved.
"We have great success actually in apprehending those folks and even in many cases returning property so it takes a team, it takes everyone helping each other, it takes watchful eyes, it takes supportive municipal and county services to make sure you're as safe as possible," says Mayor Stone.
Cunningham says if anyone knows anything about the crime or sees suspicious activity, call the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office at (334) 832-4980.
A home invasion and robbery in Pike Road has residents anxious and authorities on the look-out.
The mayor of Pike Road says this is the fastest growing municipality in Alabama and a place that typically doesn't see a lot of crime. Residents here say it's a place where everyone knows everyone.