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Woman Pistol Whipped, Robbed During Armed Home Invasion in New Haven: PD

New Haven Police are investigating an armed home invasion where a woman was pistol whipped and robbed on Tuesday.

Police said 35-year-old Briana Pennell approached officers and reported that she had been pistol whipped and robbed inside of her apartment on the 200 block of Elsworth Avenue.

Pennell told officers that her friend had just left when two men with guns entered her apartment. She said one of the men hit her on the head and pushed her to the floor before stealing $8,000 that she kept tucked inside of her pants.

Pennell said the two men took off toward Elm Street in a silver or grey SUV.

The first robber is described as a man who is approximately 6'0" and 230 pounds with a scruffy beard. He had a black ski mask that he had on the top of his head and left his face uncovered, police said.

The second robber is described as a man who was wearing a black ski mask over his face.

Police said Pennell had five outstanding violation of probation warrants and was arrested.

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