Police investigate armed home invasion in Providence

By: News Staff

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Police are investigating an armed home invasion that happened on Mitchell Street in Providence early Wednesday morning.

Police say three men broke into the home around 6:15 a.m. and tied up a man and a woman inside. The couple’s two children were home at the time.

No one was seriously injured but the male victim suffered a small cut from getting hit with a gun. He was treated at the scene.

The suspects got away with two iPhones, jewelry, and over $100 dollars in cash.

Major David Lapatin says the suspects were probably looking for more than just cash and jewelry.

"Every one of these home invasions, they target a house where they believe that there’s drug dealing going on. Whether they’re wrong or not, that happens. But their intention is to go in there and rob a drug dealer for his money and for drugs."

This is the seventh home invasion in the city this summer. Police say it’s too early to say if this incident is connected to others, but they are investigating whether or not this is a group of people working together.

Several people were arrested in connection to the home invasion on Hanover Street on June 28th.

No suspects have been arrested in Wednesday’s home invasion.

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