Police Arrest Torrington Home Invasion Suspect

Police are searching for Kirby Martinez.

By Ari Mason and LeAnne Gendreau
|  Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013  |  Updated 11:25 PM EDT
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Police Arrest Torrington Home Invasion Suspect

Police identified one suspect as Kirby Martinez and think he might be in New York.

Police have arrested one suspect in a home invasion and assault on Litchfield Street in Torrington on Friday night and are searching for him.

Twenty-six-year-old Kirby Martinez of Norwalk Street in Torrington was arrested Tuesday. Police said he turned himself in after learning there was a warrant for his arrest.

According to police, the 31-year-old resident of 260 Litchfield Street answered a knock at his door around 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 and two men at the door forced their way inside.

The victim was transported to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and has been released, according to police.

Martinez is charged with home invasion, conspiracy to commit a home invasion, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, unlawful restraint and third-degree larceny.

Police said another suspect is still on the run. He's described as a medium-skinned man, possibly Hispanic, in his 20s or 30s, standing about 5'8" tall.

Police said the victim and attackers knew each other and the men beat and pistol-whipped the resident, then took an unidentified amount of cash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Torrington police at 860-489-2090 or call the anonymous tip line at 860-489-2065.

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