Police make arrest in Winsted home invasion - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Police make arrest in Winsted home invasion

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Elias Estremera was charged in home invasion in Winsted on Wednesday night. (CT State Police) Elias Estremera was charged in home invasion in Winsted on Wednesday night. (CT State Police)

Connecticut State Police are looking for more suspects after several people broke into a home in Winsted and and attacked two people inside.

Investigators were called to the home invasion on 111 Rockwell Street around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

Elias Estremera, 45, of Torrington is now facing burglary, robbery and assault charges.

During the investigation, police learned that two people were assaulted in the home. The suspects fled the home, prior to police’s arrival.

"I'm a bit worried. I don't know what's going on," said neighbor Lauren Brako.

The victim suffered “minor injuries” while police said the other victim was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  

After a search of the area by state police and K9 teams, Estremera was identified and located by authorities.

Police said the home invasion does not appear to be a “random incident” and the public is not in any danger.

"The neighborhood is generally pretty quiet," said neighbor Cory Medlar after seeing so many state and local police on the street. 

Investigators expect to make more arrests in the case.

"It's good to know they got a hold of at least one of the guys. If there was more than one that's a little nerve racking," added Medlar.

Anyone with any information is asked to call state police at 860-626-1869 or text TIP711 with the information to 236748.  All tips will be kept confidential.

Neighbors told Eyewitness News that they were worried after seeing the police activity. 

"I'm a little nervous because it's right across the street. Whew...It makes me nervous," Brako said. "For whatever happen I hope they catch stop this from happening again." 

Estremera is being held on $500,000 bond. He was arraigned in Litchfield Superior Court on Thursday.

It is still unclear how many additional suspects police are looking for.

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