PD: Disabled man tied up with garden hose during home invasion - WFSB 3 Connecticut

PD: Disabled man tied up with garden hose during home invasion in New Haven


The New Haven Police Department is searching for two men, who are accused of tying a disabled man up with a garden hose and robbing him at gunpoint at his home in the West Hills section of the Elm City late Tuesday night.

An unidentified 39-year-old man was opening the front door to his apartment around 10 p.m. when two men with handguns pushed him inside the residence, police said.

The victim told police the men demanded money from him and he gave them all the cash that he had on him.

However, police said the suspects continued to demand money, however the victim said he had no more money. 

The suspects took various electronics including televisions, Xboxes and computers from the apartment and demanded medications from the victim during the hour they were in the residence. It is unclear if any medications were taken.

Before taking the victim's items, police said the man, who was tied up, was "dragged into the bathroom" where the suspects "barricaded the door with a chair."

A tan 1999 Buick Park Avenue with Connecticut license plate 789WSV that belonged to the victim was stolen by the suspects.

One suspect is being described as a medium complexioned black man in his early 20s with a low haircut. He was wearing a hat, a blue hooded sweatshirt with writing on it and blue jeans during the home invasion, the victim told police.

The second suspect is being described as a slightly darker complexioned black man with a low haircut. He was wearing a gray Champion hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is urged to call New Haven police at 203-946-6304, or the New Haven Police Tips Line at 203-946-2875. All calls will be kept confidential.

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