Robbers targeted home of Sacred Heart students: Police

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BRIDGEPORT  — Police say three masked men specifically targeted the home of three Sacred Heart University students who were pistol-whipped during a robbery over the weekend in Bridgeport.

The Connecticut Post reports Capt. A.J. Perez said Monday that the suspects “had a purpose and knew what they were looking for” when they broke into the students’ Old Town Road home on Saturday.

Perez insisted the incident wasn’t a random act, but a check of the victims’ names didn’t reveal any police activity involving the trio.

The suspects forced their way through the home’s front door and assaulted the victims before ransacking the downstairs area. A single gunshot was fired in the basement.

Two of the victims were treated for their injuries at St. Vincent Medical Center. The third refused medical attention.