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Greenwich couple tied up and robbed in armed home invasion

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GREENWICH - A Greenwich home was robbed Monday night by three masked men who tied up the homeowners and took off with the contents of the family safe, according to Greenwich Police. The homeowners say that though thousands were stolen, they're happy no one was hurt.

Just after 10 p.m., the couple went to bed inside their home on Ridge Street. Police say the husband and wife did not lock their home or active the alarm system.

"The neighborhood is so quiet, sometimes you forget to lock the door, said Andrew Collins, who has lived on the Ridge Street for 10 years.

They soon heard a noise, and were then accosted by three men wearing masks and carrying crowbars who tied them up.

"The suspects demanded to go to the location of the family safe and they tied up the residents and left with the contents of that safe," said Greenwich Police Lt. Kraig Gray.

The couple, who lived in the home alone, reported that thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry were stolen.

Gray says police don't believe this was a random home invasion. The three suspects were described by the victims as black males, athletically built, in their 20s or 30s, wearing dark clothes and partial masks.

"A home invasion robbery of this type is fortunately very rare in Greenwich. This will be a priority investigation for the division," said Cpt. Mark Kordick.

"It happened to us, which will not happen again," Collins said.

Investigators believe the intruders entered the home through a back door to the residence. Police are not saying if there is surveillance video that will aid in the investigation, but say they have already received several good leads.

In late January, of this year, there was another home invasion within a matter of blocks of this one. Police do not believe, however, that they are related.

Anyone with information is asked to call 203-622-3333.