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Police investigating armed invasion at Manchester apartment complex

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Manchester police said an investigation is on-going this morning at an apartment complex on Middle Turnpike West.

Police said a man armed with a handgun entered an apartment at the Beacon Hill complex early Saturday.

The suspect tied up the occupants of the apartment and stole various electronics items before fleeing.

None of the residents were injured during the incident, police said.

"It's scary, you think you are in a secure place, but no place is secure I guess," said Janie Guilmette. 

The door of the residences was unlocked, according to police.

"Things have changed a lot since I was young. I used to live in south side of Manchester, bit was a blue collar neighborhood and you didn't need to lock your doors, but things have changed," said Frank Rohan.

Police said after going through the home, the suspect fled the scene. 

Residents at the complex told Eyewitness News that there have been troubles with the doors in recent years. 

"They are always propping the doors open. After a while, the doors are inoperable, they don't work," Rohan said. 

"This one is OK, but the front part of this one is warped and doesn't lock. Anyone can go in," said Barbara Rohan. 

Police have not released any details or a description of the suspect at this time.

Manchester police are encouraging residents to lock their doors and windows. They are also asking anyone who might have information about this crime to call the police department. 

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