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Deputies Search For Home Invasion Suspect

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Posted at 6:41 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 19:41:37-04

Detectives with the Sumner County Sheriff's Office have asked for the public's help in locating a man accused of breaking into a home and robbing a man at gunpoint.

The suspect has been on the road for two months. On June 2, 2016, Alex Bruan stared down the barrel of a handgun, and the man behind it was threatening to kill him.

Bruan said it all started with a knock at his front door.

"I'm thinking who is this guy I've never seen him before. Next thing I know he whipped that thing around at my face and says turn around or I'm going to shoot you in the head," said Braun.

The intruder demanded cash and prescription drugs, and Bruan followed his orders, hoping it would spare his life.

"I guess he just got lucky, don't know the intent of any person who enters a home with a handgun you can only assume the worst," said Det. Eddie Kripps with the Sumner County Sheriff's Office.

Bruan said the suspect followed him with a gun to the back of his head. He then made off with $2,000 to $5,000 worth of coins the homeowner was collecting for his grandchildren, along with his prescription pain medication. Bruan believed he was targeted.

"The guy came in here like he knew everything about my house," said Bruan.

Yet that robbery was cut shorter than expected, and the homeowner believes his ex-wife may have saved his life.

"My ex-wife walked in the house, sat down and she saw him walk out. I think that's the only reason he didn't kill me," said Bruan.

Deputies hoped he four cameras in and around Bruan's home caught some images that will help put the man responsible behind bars.

The suspect got away in a older dark 4 door vehicle. Detectives asked anyone with information that could help make an arrest to call the Sumner County Sheriff's office at 615-452-2616.