Bridgeport police are looking for three robbers who attacked three Sacred Heart University students in their home, pistol-whipped them and fired a gun, hospitalizing two of the victims and injuring another, police said.
Patrol officers responded to a home on Old Town Road after receiving a report of a gunshot fired during a home invasion and robbery. at about 4:48 p.m. on Saturday.
Three men forced their way into front door of the home and attacked three male residents, police said. One of the victims got pistol-whipped before one of the robbers fired a handgun downstairs into a finished basement, police said. They robbers ransacked the downstairs, according to police.
The men stole cell phones and a jewelry watch, police said.
Two of the robbers wore black and orange ski masks and the third one had long, curly fair and his face colored.
The three victims told police they are Sacred Heart University students. An ambulance took two of the victims to St. Vincent's Hospital's emergency room to be treated for head laceration injuries. The third victim suffered minor swelling to the side of his head and refused medical attention.
Deb Noack, Director of Communications for Sacred Heart, released the following statement on the incident:
“As always, the safety of our students is our top priority. This incident, which took place in off-campus housing, is currently under ongoing police investigation, and we refer all specific questions to them. The student community has been informed about the incident and the safety precautions they can take. We work closely with our local police departments on a daily basis to ensure the safety of all our students.”
Detectives responded to investigate. Police secured and photographed the scene and seized the video surveillance monitor for review. They also found a 40-caliber shell casing and a fragment of a bullet fired and claimed those as evidence.
Police continue to investigate what happened and look for the robbers.