NEW HAVEN, CT (WTNH) - A frightening afternoon for a New Haven couple. Police say they were held at gun point, threatened, and watched the perpetrators steal their belongings.
Police said that around 3:30 this afternoon, two men in masks walked through the door, threatened a couple at gun point, tied them up, and ransacked the home on Osborn Street.
News 8 spoke to family of the victims. They were startled to say the least, and they feel lucky their two daughters, eight and ten years old were not home.
Several neighbors were home at the time, but unaware of what was happening.
"I heard the police come up and that alerted me and alerted the dog," said Christine Earehart, a neighbor.
"I feel very bad for the victims, I'm sure it was very traumatic for them," said Aaron Goode, a neighbor.
"It's very surprising. Something like that around here is definitely unexpected," said Seann Kearney, a neighbor.
"I live right around the corner. So, this is in my neighborhood. I'm concerned and I'm concerned for my constituents," said Michael Smart, New Haven, Ward 8.
Police are looking for a silver 2004 Dodge Intrepid with Connecticut plates 736-YHB.
This is the second home invasion in the past 8 days, but police say they do not have anything linking this home invasion to the one on Huntington last week.
Neighbors News 8 spoke to on Osborne recounted different experiences living here when it comes to crime.
"I had a break-in last October while I was at work.Yeah, someone climbed in right through the front window and took a number of things," said Kearney.
"This is a really quiet neighbor. It's a really nice neighborhood. I feel very safe here," said Earehart.
"I've never had a problem, but I'm a member of the block watch and I know these things happen. So, hopefully it's not a part of a larger part of crime in this area," said Goode.