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Arrest made in New Haven home invasion; police search for 2 more suspects

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The following photo of Michael Hamilton was provided by the New Haven Police Department. The following photo of Michael Hamilton was provided by the New Haven Police Department.

Police arrested one suspect in connection with a home invasion in New Haven in which a man was locked in the trunk of his own car in front of his two children.

An unidentified 38-year-old victim was at his home on Stevenson Road with his children, a 2-year-old and a 13-year-old, on Tuesday night. According to police, he heard footsteps and was confronted by a masked man holding a handgun.

The victim told police that the suspect demanded money, so he handed over the cash he had on him. That's when he said two other suspects entered the room.

When the victim told the three intruders that he had no more money, one of the men pointed his gun at the children then pistol-whipped the father in the face, according to investigators.

The victim then told the suspects that he had more money in his car. Police said the men led the children into a bathroom and escorted the father to the garage. More cash was given to the intruders at that point.

The assailants then locked the victim in the trunk of the car and fled.

On Thursday, police arrested 34-year-old Michael Hamilton, of New Haven. Investigators said the victim knew "Hamilton personally."

When police searched Hamilton's home, they seized the following items:

  • Two loaded handguns
  • Items taken during the home invasion
  • Box of ammunition
  • Pound of marijuana

Hamilton was charged with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, first-degree burglary, first-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, second-degree assault, second-degree conspiracy to commit assault, second-degree larceny and second-degree conspiracy to commit larceny as well as two counts of risk of injury to children.

Detectives from the New Haven Police Department's Robbery & Burglary Unit continue to investigate the case and search for the other two suspects.

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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