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West Hartford Police Searching for Home Invasion Suspects

West Hartford Police Department Interceptor SUV. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Police responded to a report of a fight in front of a West Hartford residence, but learned that a home invasion, with resulting injuries, had also apparently taken place.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police are searching for suspects who reportedly bound and threatened a victim before ransacking and robbing a residence on Hillcrest Avenue Thursday afternoon.

According to police, an initial call was received at 1:22 p.m. regarding multiple people fighting on Hillcrest Avenue, some of whom were wearing masks.

The complainant then told police that at least some of the people involved in the fight had entered a residence at 117 Hillcrest Ave., where two victims were confronted.

One of the victims reported being bound, and threatened with either handguns or “similarly shaped electronic control weapons,” police said.

A victim told police that the suspects ransacked the residence, and stole items, before fleeing in a blue SUV. Police said they could not determine the extent of any property damaged in the incident.

One of the victims was taken to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation and treatment of what appeared to be minor injuries, including cuts and scrapes, police said.

The other victim reported no injuries and remained at the scene.

Officers were unable to locate any suspects, and a track by a Connecticut State Police K-9 unit was unsuccessful, police said.

West Hartford Police detectives are continuing to investigate.

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