Police are investigating an overnight armed home invasion and robbery in Manchester that happened while a husband, wife and their two children were home.
A masked man wielding a handgun burst into a unit at the Beacon Hill Apartments when the family was home early Saturday morning, police said. The couple confronted the robber and he threatened them, warning them to stay back, police said. Then he tied them up before searching the home for valuables like cash and small electronics, according to police. He fled from the scene in an unknown direction, police said.
Police responded at 2:15 a.m. to the Beacon Hill Apartments at 1196 West Middle Turnpike to investigate. Officers were coming out of a first floor apartment in the Old Chatham building, numbered 1196, all morning.
No one was injured and it's unclear what was taken. The identity of the man is unknown.
It's possible he broke into the home through a sliding glass door, police said. The armed home invader and robber is still at large and police are searching for him, according to police. A description of the man hasn't been released at this time.
Manchester police remind residents to lock windows and doors and to report any suspicious activity to the department at 860-645-5500. Police ask anyone with information about the armed home invasion or other crimes to call the detective division at 860-645-5510. Calls will remain confidential.