Police investigate armed home invasion in North Providence

Heavy police presence on Wentworth Street in North Providence. Saturday, August, 6, 2022. (WLNE)

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — North Providence police are investigating after an armed home invasion Saturday night.

The incident happened just before 6:30 p.m. on Wentworth Street.

Chief Alfredo Ruggiero said four to five Black men were wearing face coverings with handguns and extended magazines before breaking through the front door. They then held a man and two women at gunpoint inside the home.

Ruggiero said the men stole about $3,000 in cash and possibly drugs.

Witnesses said they saw a blue Honda speed off.

The chief said the victims are not cooperating and asked police to leave their home.

No injuries were reported.

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