Police: Family tied up in armed Providence home invasion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Providence police say a family was tied up as a group of armed suspects ransacked their home early Friday morning.

Providence police were called to a house on Myrtle St. around 1:30 a.m. for a reported home invasion.

Residents told police a group of four to five masked suspects forced their way into the home through the front door. All of the suspects had guns.

Police told Eyewitness News, the suspects tied up all of the residents, including three children, ages 5, 9, and 12.

An adult man living in the home was also punched in the face.

Police say the suspects got away with some cash, jewelry, and cell phones.

They said this crime was very similar to other home invasions in Providence in recent weeks.

Police were called to Monticello St. on June 28, Hanover St. on June 25, and Gallatin St. on May 12 for home invasions.

In all of these cases, a large group of armed, masked suspects held residents against their will. In at least two of these crimes, the suspects spoke both English and Spanish.

Police have not made any arrests in connection with any of these home invasions.

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