Victim of weekend home invasion speaks out - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Victim of weekend home invasion speaks out

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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) -

A woman’s Edgewood Street home in Hartford was broken into and later city housing inspectors had deemed the home to be unsafe.

The victim, who wanted to be identified as Stephanie, said she couldn’t get anyone to fix her apartment door.

On Saturday night she was held at gunpoint by five male robbers who kicked her door.

“I don’t think I’ll ever be the same,” Stephanie said.

Her landlord, Michael Ribolotta, wasn’t answering his phone and the management company that takes care of maintenance told her they couldn’t fix the door but wouldn’t explain why.

Eyewitness News spoke with Capital Solutions Manager Lindsay Fernandez outside of her office on Monday.

She made a quick phone call to her boss about the door being permanently secured and explained that the company does want to help Stephanie.

The city had just informed them that the house was unsafe, but Fernandez said there had been a communications issue.

Fernandez was able to get in touch with Stephanie on Monday, and about an hour after the conversation a work crew showed up to fix her door.

“Because it's the right thing to do and she shouldn't have to live like that,” Fernandez said. “We need to make sure she's safe.”

Stephanie said she is glad she’ll be able to sleep a little easier again.

Capital Solutions said they haven’t been able to reach the landlord and they actually agreed to fix the door without his approval.

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