It was broad daylight when Ian William Denny saw police outside his home on Saturday across from St. Bernadette School in Regina.
Officers came up to his door to ask if he saw anything suspicious after they received a call from his neighbour.
Police said the man called them after two male suspects forced their way into a man’s house, tied him up and stole personal items and his work truck at about 1:20 p.m.
The man eventually escaped to a neighbour’s house to phone 9-1-1, which Denny said wasn’t his.
He believes he saw the two suspects.
“They were just wearing baseball caps…they were young, maybe mid-20s,” said Denny. “There was a lot of ruckus going on, like there was a lot of construction workers across the street…so I couldn’t really hear too much.”
He added he barely knows the man right next door to him, but wants to change that.
“I’d like to get to know them a little bit more after this incident because I’d like to watch out for them, if there’s any other suspicious activity going on,” Denny said.
He said he lives in a normally quiet area, which shows the home invasion could have happened to anyone.
“It looks like the house is pretty quiet lately and nobody’s ever really been around since that day.”
But having police officers next door wasn’t the only unusual occurrence that day.
“Right after the cops showed up, maybe about 30 minutes right after, I heard someone knocking on the door, but then (I) looked (and) nobody was around the backyard, back alley,” Denny said.
He said he was told it was a “blonde guy” who simply turned around and walked away after.
Denny doesn’t know if it was related to the invasion, but thought it was strange because normally he knows anyone who walks up to his house.