Residents tied up during home invasion in Glastonbury - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Residents tied up during home invasion in Glastonbury


Glastonbury police are investigating a home invasion that occurred at a home on Thompson Street on Monday night.

Police said they were called to the home around 10:30 p.m. and learned a man entered the residence brandishing a handgun.

The suspect tied up Bob Murray, 69, and his 71-year-old wife, who were in the home, police said. 

The female victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of a broken wrist, police said.

Murray spent Tuesday afternoon talking to police to help them determine who broke into his home.

"He walked into the house, saw my wife and pushed her into the living room, pushed me into the living room, put a gun to my head, put me down and tied me up," Murray told Eyewitness News. "And said 'OK, if you guys don't screw around, no one's going to get hurt.' He said, 'Let's go upstairs to the safe.'"

Murray told police that he was going to let his dogs out for the last time that evening when the home invasion occurred. He added the back door of his home was not locked when the man entered the home.

Officers said he left the home with some money and jewelry. Murray, who admitted that he was fearing for his life took the man to the safe, which his wife was forced to open. The suspect took what was inside and ransacked their drawers taking more jewelry.

"He wanted more money, he said, 'Where are the watches ... where is your Rolex?'" Murray said.

Police believe that the robber either knew the couple or the house because he knew there was a safe upstairs. Police added that they believe the incident is not random.

"It was a fair amount of valuables and we are going to use that as the impetus going forward to see where the investigation leads us," said Glastonbury police Sgt. Rich McKeon.

The suspect was described as a man dressed in all black and wearing a black mask covering his face. 

Neighbors told Eyewitness News that they are locking their doors after the incident.

"It was surprising to hear what they did," said neighbor Phillip Padua.

The incident remains under investigation at this time. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call 860-633-8301.

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