Women tied up during home invasion in New Haven - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Women tied up during home invasion in New Haven

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The is the back of the car that was stolen after a home invasion in New Haven Monday afternoon. The is the back of the car that was stolen after a home invasion in New Haven Monday afternoon.
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Two older women in New Haven are a bit shaken up after two men with a gun forced their way into their home on Huntington Street Monday afternoon.

The women were carrying groceries into their first-floor apartment through their back door around 4 p.m. when they said they were confronted by two men.

One of them was armed with a handgun and the two women, ages 71 and 58, were forced inside.

The elder of the two women was also tied up, according to police, but neither of them was seriously injured.

The men eventually left in the victim's car, a 2003 Pontiac Aztek with CT plate 977-XGC and the white vehicle has several pumper stickers on the back of it.

Police said they are not sure what if anything was taken from inside their home.

The first suspect was described as a thin black male standing between 5'8" tall and 6' and looked to be in his early 20s. He wore all black and was wearing a black, flat-brimmed baseball cap "that was too large for his head."

The second man was described as a thin black male about 5'7" tall, had short hair and also looked to be in his early 20s.

He wore all black.

"It's just frustrating to inflict that kind of fear on someone," said one neighbor of the women.

While neighbors said it is a pretty safe neighborhood, they told Eyewitness News what happened has disturbed them and they'll try to keep an eye on one another.

Neighbors said they plan to lock the doors more often and some even have alarms.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 203-946-6316.

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