Home Invasion Victim Jumped from Window and Called Police

Police are investigating a home invasion in New Haven on Thursday night after a resident was able to jump out a window and call police.

Police responded to an apartment on Weybosset Street just after 10:30 p.m. after residents reported a home invasion and the victims said two masked men had forced their way inside and one was carrying a shotgun.

One of the victims said he’d been inside his upstairs apartment, when the men barged in and demanded money and drugs.

The resident didn’t have either, so the intruders went to another apartment and made the residents stand in the living room, police said. Then the men reportedly threw one victim into the wall and he crashed through the sheetrock.

The other victims were ushered into a bathroom and one of them jumped out of the window and called police.

The intruders fled with $18 and a couple cell phones, police said.

One dropped a lighter from his sweatshirt pocket and a victim retrieved it and gave it to police.

None of the victims were injured and police are investigating.

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