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Search continues for home invasion suspects who claimed they were officers

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Five men tied up and held a woman at gunpoint in Hartford Saturday night. (WFSB photo) Five men tied up and held a woman at gunpoint in Hartford Saturday night. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Neighbors in Hartford said they remain on edge after a woman was tied up and held a gunpoint by five men.

Police said the men forced their way into her home on Edgewood Street just off of Albany Avenue. It happened Saturday night.

They said the suspects carried handguns and claimed they were police officers. They forced the victim to the ground.

While the victim was too afraid to shower her face, she did show Eyewitness News the bruises left on her wrist following the incident.

Neighbors said they’ve been left with mental scars.

"It's crazy!” said Shacara Walker, a neighbor. “It's unreal. It's scary for anybody."

The woman told police during the incident, she overheard the suspects say that they were in the wrong apartment. She said after taking her cell phone, they left.

"Safety is first,” Walker said. “It doesn't matter where you live at, it all depends on how you live. And we shouldn't have to live like that."

Officials said the men also broke into another apartment in the building, but no one was home. The victim said he had some cash and jewelry stolen.

"It's crazy,” Walker said. “I mean two home invasions in one night. I mean in and out and nobody don't know nothing."

Some tenants told Eyewitness News that they are already looking for a new place to live.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hartford Police Department.

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