Home invasion, sexual assault in East Hartford under investigation

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) —  East Hartford Police are currently investigating a home invasion and sexual assault that occurred Saturday morning.

According to police, the department received a phone call from a home on Collimore Road around 6:30 reporting they had been burglarized and sexually assaulted. The suspect also stole a registered hand gun from the home during the incident.

Police say the suspect ran from the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic young male, 13 to 20 years old, with dark hair, possibly wearing brown shorts and a maroon shirt.

The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where they were treated and released. Police have added extra patrols to the area as a precaution.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the East Hartford Police Department at 860-528-4401.

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