On Tuesday 9/20/11 at 10:42 pm, the Fairfield Police received a report of a
burglary/home invasion from the victims of a home on the north end of Park
Avenue. Reported fleeing on foot, were three or four male suspects possibly
Hispanic with accents, they were wearing all black clothing and masks covering
their faces, one suspect had displayed a handgun.
Fairfield with the assistance of Bridgeport Police arrived to find two elderly
victims a husband and wife, frightened and injured from their attackers. They
reported being awakened by the sound of the doorbell ringing followed by glass
breaking. The husband entered the hallway and was confronted by one suspect
who held him brandishing a handgun. Two or three other suspects ran from room
to room going through his belongings. The wife stood by watching the suspects
and unable to assist her husband until they fled the home, at which time she
called “911”. As the suspects fled, the husband described what sounded like a
single gunshot from the outside.
Taken from the residence was a small amount of cash and jewelry. Through
interviews of the victims it is believed they were specifically targeted and this is
not a random act.
Officers and Detectives will continue the investigation working to provide
assistance to the victims and processing the scene to recover evidence.