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Home invasion victim speaks out

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Anthony Giroux (right) and Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Peine talk to the media. Anthony Giroux (right) and Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Peine talk to the media.
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The victim of a recent home invasion on the Northwest side spoke out today, saying he was caught off guard by the attack. 

You may remember the disturbing surveillance video from late last month that caught the whole thing.

Authorities say two men attacked a homeowner while one man was outside the home near Hartman Lane and Cortaro Road. Two men are under arrest, but one is still at large.

The home invasion happened in broad daylight, and the victim, Anthony Giroux says he was completely caught off guard.

"I don't like watching it anymore," Giroux said of the surveillance video. "It really turns my stomach." 

He says he installed the surveillance camera that captured this video two weeks before this happened.

Today he described the fear then and now.

"He's already put a gun against my head once," Giroux said about the suspect who is still at large. "I have no idea what this guy's even thinking. Makes me kind of nervous."

Giroux says the men came up to the house he shares with his girlfriend. He says they asked to do yard work. When he told them, 'No thanks,' they asked for some water before they left.

"I get him two bottles of water, I'm walking back there feeling like la-de-da, spinning the bottles around in my hand. and then I look up, he's coming through the gate with a gun," Giroux said.

In an instant, things changed. The video has no sound, but as you can imagine, it wasn't silent. Giroux says the man who had him at the neck was shouting for him to keep quiet, telling him to get his cell phones, wallets and jewelry, all while holding a gun to his head.

"The guy that had me, he was serious. I could see it in his eyes, he was there to do a job and he was going to do what he's going to do," he said.

No one was seriously hurt in this incident. Giroux said the men were quickly scared away when one of his friends pulled up to the house.

If you have any information on this incident, call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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