Baby’s Life Threatened During Stamford Home Invasion: Cops

Monday, Nov 19, 2012  |  Updated 1:40 PM EDT
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Baby Threatened During Home Invasion: Cops

Mikel Gjuraj is accused of committing an armed home invasion in Stamford.

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Stamford police have arrested a 22-year-old man and a 16-year-old, both of Stamford, accused of an armed home invasion and threatening an infant on Friday.

Stamford police received a call around 7 p.m. reporting three armed men who committed a home invasion at an apartment on Hope Street.

Police said they determined that three men armed with guns lured one resident outside, assaulted him and led him up to his apartment, where the victim’s wife, his 4-month old daughter and two friends were.

The intruders fanned out in the apartment and ordered everyone to the ground by gunpoint. One of the men grabbed the baby and threatened to kill her if the family did not turn over any money, police said.

After searching the apartment, the intruders left with cash and jewelry, police said.

Police took the juvenile suspect into custody nearby and identified Mikel Gjuraj 22, and another male as suspects.

On Saturday, police obtained an arrest warrant for Gjuraj, who had a valid pistol permit. He had bought three handguns five hours prior to this incident, according to police.

Gjuraj and the juvenile were charged with home invasion, unlawful restraint in the first degree, robbery in the first degree, assault in the second degree, risk of injury to a minor and conspiracy.

The juvenile was remanded to the Bridgeport Juvenile detention center and Gjuraj was processed and a court-issued $750,000 bond was levied on Gjuraj.

Police are investigating and looking for the other suspect.

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