Police are looking for three people after more than a dozen handguns were stolen from a home in the Gales Ferry section of Ledyard on Thursday night.
"That is very scary that there are 15 handguns out there that are unaccounted for," said neighbor Meghan Isbell.
A family in Ledyard was terrorized by the event, and investigators said the victim's were specifically targeted.
It was around 10:40 Thursday night, according to police when two black males, armed and possibly a female who was heard, got into a secluded house boarding Smith Pond, and ordered those inside to get on the floor.
Police arrived at the home at 3 Smith Pond Way within minutes after the homeowner said he was robbed.
Investigators believe the victim's were targeted for a collection of guns and electric devices
They warned neighbors to be aware of possible activity.
"This is a neighborhood [where] not much happens. Everybody knows each other...we wave, say hi...if something does go wrong we are there for each other. This is very concerning," Isbell said.
"We believe that the residence was targeted. The people who did this had some prior knowledge. That's about as far as I can go with the active investigation about it," Ledyard police chief John Rich said.
Police said the victim's believe they also heard a woman's voice either in the house or standing in the door.
Neighbors couldn't believe it happened so close to them.
"We will definitely keep our eyes out and our doors locked," Isbell said.
Investigators are not releasing many details but they indicate they are making progress in the case.
Police said a truck was found nearby in Gales Ferry by the Ledyard Police Patrol Division.
The suspects were described as two black men who were 5’ 6” and 5’ 7” with thin builds. One was wearing a black hoodie and dark pants while there was no clothing description for the other man. Both of the men covered their faces.
Police have no description of the female.
The reported home invasion is under investigation by the Ledyard Police Patrol and Detective Divisions. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ledyard Police Department at 860-464-6400.
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