For Immediate Release: 4/11/2017 1:34 pm
Worcester, MA (April 11, 2017) – On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at approximately 12:15 AM, Worcester Police responded to an address on Catharine St for a reported home invasion. Responding officers spoke with the victims, who reported that someone knocked on the door to their apartment. When the 31 year old male victim opened the door, two masked individuals holding guns forced their way into the apartment.
One of the suspects struck the male victim in the head with the gun. The suspects woke up the male victim’s sleeping wife, who is pregnant. One of the suspects placed the gun in the female victim’s mouth and threatened to kill her while demanding money. There was also a small child present at the apartment during the home invasion. Both adult victims and the child were placed in a rear bedroom while the suspects ransacked the apartment.
The suspects took the victims’ cell phones and keys, and fled the scene on foot. The male was not seriously injured, and the child was unharmed. The female victim was transported to the hospital for medical treatment as a precaution, due to her pregnancy.
At this time there is no additional information to provide as Detectives are working to identify the suspects involved. Anyone with information about this incident can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.