A woman was hit with a baseball bat during a violent home invasion in Groton Wednesday and police have arrested one suspect and they are searching for another.
The incident occurred on Buddington Road before 10 p.m. According to police, two masked men in dark clothing came into the home with a gun and a baseball bat.
A woman living at the home was hit multiple times with the bat and taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and has been released.
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.
Police said three other people inside the home were held at gunpoint. One of them, Joe Sullivan, told NBC Connecticut he was helping his friend clean when the suspects broke in.
Sullivan said when he came out of a room, two masked men were there and one was beating his friend with a baseball bat while another had a gun pointed at his girlfriend.
"'What do you want?' Those were my exact words to him," Sullivan said. "And he was like, 'Where's the money? Where's the money?'"
The victim told police one of the suspects called another by the name of “Alec” or “Alex.” The suspects stole gaming systems, cash and cell phones from the home.
The suspects are described as males with thin builds, wearing dark clothing and fled the scene on foot
Police 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 this crime or who saw something suspicious in the area around that time should contact the Groton Town Police Detective Division at (860) 441-6712.