Hartford police are investigating a home invasion and burglary where a woman was tied up by five men on Saturday night.
The unidentified woman told police that she was home alone at her apartment on Edgewood Street around 8:45 p.m. when she said she “heard banging on the rear door of her home.”
When she went to the backdoor, she said five men, who were wearing masks that covered their faces and in possession of handguns, rushed into the apartment after forcibly opening the door.
The men yelled at the woman that they were “Hartford police” and “ordered her to the ground, police said.
"It's crazy, it's unreal, it's scary for anybody," said Shacara Walker, a neighbor.
A short time later, the woman told police that she heard one of the men say that they were in the wrong apartment and they left with her cellphone.
"Next time you're going to rob somebody maybe get the right address," Walker said.
The victim still has marks on her wrists after the incident.
Upon arrival, the Hartford Police Department’s Major Crime Unit determined that the neighboring apartment was burglarized. No one was home inside that unit, police said.
Neighbors said the torturous night left them with mental scars.
"Safety is first. It doesn't matter where you live at, it all depends on how you live and we shouldn't have to live like that," Walker said.
Both victims involved in this case told Eyewitness News that they plan on moving as soon as possible.
It is unclear if the two incidents are connected.
Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call Hartford Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS or by testing TIP711 (24637) or by clicking here.
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