Thea Digiammerino

Teen Charged in Violent Home Invasion in Groton

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in a brutal home invasion in Groton.

Police said two intruders hit a woman who lives in the Buddington Road several times with a baseball bat, held three other residents at gunpoint and stole gaming systems, cash and cell phones.

According to police, the two men were wearing masks and dark clothing went they invaded the house shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The female victim was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and officials said her injuries are not life-threatening.

A next-door neighbor said the woman ran to his home, said she was attacked and asked to use the phone to call for help.

The 16-year-old boy was taken into custody at 4:54 p.m. Thursday and he has been charged with home invasion, first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and second-degree larceny. He is due to appear in juvenile court.

Police have said there is no threat to the public.

"The potential may exist that the suspects had a reason to go to that particular house," Groton Police Chief L.J. Fusaro said.

Anyone with information on the crime or who saw something suspicious in the area around that time should contact the Groton Town Police Detective Division at (860) 441-6712.

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