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Masked man breaks into New Britain apartment

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There were some frightening moments for three people in New Britain after a masked gunman entered their apartment overnight.

A man told Eyewitness News that his girlfriend, a friend and he were watching television inside his apartment on Willow Street about 1:50 a.m. when they heard a noise coming from the kitchen.

The man, who didn't want to be identified, said a man wearing a ski mask made his way through a window and was making his way to the living room. The masked man pointed a gun at him.

"He said, 'Put your hands in the air.' I punched him in the face and we got into a little tussle," the male victim told Eyewitness News.

The resident said his friend ran out the door and his girlfriend checked on her daughter. The suspect fled the scene and headed north on Putnam Street without taking anything, according to the New Britain Police Department. 

"He got away, ran through the back door," the victim said. "My girlfriend ran into the kitchen, grabbed a knife and went to chase him."

The girlfriend said she thought she saw a second man outside the apartment.

"It appears there may have been a second person acting outside as a look out. We don't have a good description," said police Sgt. Jeanette Saccente. "The man inside was masked. The individual standing outside was wearing a red sweatshirt. It's unknown whether that person was involved."

Police spent the morning gathering evidence and speaking to people in the neighborhood that may have seen something.

"He had a ski mask on. That's all I saw," the male victim said. "My main concern was just that he didn't get to the little kid."

No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the New Britain Police Department at 860-826-3000.

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