Masked Men Break Into Hamden Home, Hold Residents at Gunpoint

Police are searching for two masked men who broke into a Hamden home Friday night, held the residents at gunpoint and stole valuables, including jewelry and electronics.

The men forced through a side door of a home on Newcastle Drive in Hamden around 8:30 p.m. July 17, according to police. Clad in dark-colored sweatshirts, masks and gloves, they held the residents at gunpoint and threatened to shoot them if they didn't cooperate.

Meanwhile, the criminals rifled through the home and stole electronic equipment, jewelry, sneakers and money, according to police. The residents were uninjured.

A police K-9 tried unsuccessfully to track the perpetrators. Police are asking anyone with information to call Major Crimes Det. William Onofrio at 203-230-4040.

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