6-year-old, father held at gunpoint during Waterbury home invasi - WFSB 3 Connecticut

6-year-old, father held at gunpoint during Waterbury home invasion

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(Waterbury police photo) (Waterbury police photo)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A father and his 6-year-old son were held at gunpoint during a home invasion in Waterbury over the weekend.

Police released photos of one of the two suspects on Tuesday. The suspect was caught on a surveillance camera in the Hopeville section of the city.

The exact location of the crime was not revealed by police.

“It was reported that there was a home invasion there,” said Deputy Chief Fred Spagnola, Waterbury police. “A… man in all black, black sweat pants and…. Man with a blue sweatshirt, ransacked the home, held [the victims] at gunpoint, took some items [like] jewelry [and] some video games.”

Police later described one suspect as wearing a dark-colored jacket with a hood and what looks to be pink or red gloves. The other wore a plaster mask and a blue-hooded sweatshirt.

Investigators said the victims were held at gunpoint as the men went room-to-room in their home.

They weren’t hurt, but the suspects were inside for several minutes.

"A 6-year-old? I have a 6-year-old and I would be so horrified if something like that happened to my daughter!” said Niesha Pagan, a neighbor.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect in the surveillance video is urged to call Waterbury police.

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