Teen arrested in violent Groton home invasion

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Groton Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in Wednesday night’s violent home invasion and assault.

Police say just before 5 p.m. Thursday, the teen was taken into custody without incident. Police are not identifying him because he is a minor. The teen was charged with Home Invasion, Robbery, Assault, and Larceny.

The arrest stems from the home invasion that happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, at 91 Buddington Road. Police received a report of two masked men dressed in dark clothing who had entered the home holding a firearm and a baseball bat.

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Police say a woman in the home, who is in her late 40s or early 50s, was struck numerous times with the baseball bat. She has since been treated and released from Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.

The victims say various gaming systems, cash, and cell phones were stolen while the four occupants were held at gunpoint.

It’s unclear if police are still searching for the second suspect involved but police say the investigation is ongoing.