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Mom, Son Tied Up in Home Invasion

The man called the family, said he felt guilty and wanted to return some money, police said.



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    Cong Tan Doan, 37, is charged with home invasion and kidnapping.

    A Glastonbury woman and her 13-year-old son are recovering after being bound and kidnapped during a home invasion.

    The victim, a 49-year-old woman, let Cong Tan Doan into her home around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to police.

    Doan, 37, had done contracting work on the woman's home, and showed up on Thursday, claiming his car had broken down nearby and that he needed to use the woman's phone, police said.

    Once inside, Doan tied up the woman with burlap rope, painter's tape and electrical tape and demanded money, according to police.

    At one point, Doan choked the woman, police said. The victim's 13-year-old son walked in on the home invasion after getting out of school and was tied up as well and put in a closet.

    According to police, Doan took the woman and her son in their car and forced the mom to drive to a bank, where she withdrew $20,000 and gave it to him.

    Then, she drove him to Vernon, where he got out of the car, police said.

    Hours later, Doan called the family. He was feeling guilty and wanted to meet in front of the bank and a bagel shop to return some of the money, police said. 

    The woman and her son contacted the Glastonbury Police for help. Officers from Glastonbury and Vernon found Doan around 12:30 a.m. on Friday and arrested him.

    Doan is facing charges of home invasion, first-degree kidnapping, unlawful restraint, robbery, larceny, strangulation and injury to a minor. He was being held on $1 million bond.

    The woman was treated at Hartford Hospital for injuries she received during the encounter.