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Trumbull Cops: Man Assaulted, Robbed in Home Invasion

An intruder entered a Trumbull man's home Wednesday and pistol-whipped him before ransacking the dwelling and fleeing with a cell phone and change, police said.

Police released the information Thursday morning.

"Police believe at this time the residence was targeted and not randomly chosen," said Police Lt. Leonard Scinto, department spokesman.

Officers responded to a home on White Plains Road near Lindberg Drive at 9:46 a.m. Wednesday but the suspects had already fled, police said. 

According to police, the incident began when "one of the two residents who was home at the time stated he heard a knock at his bedroom door. When he opened the door thinking it was a roommate he was confronted by a black male armed with handgun wearing a hoody with his face partially concealed.

"The victim was pistol-whipped causing a sever laceration on the top of his head," police added.

The two then scuffled and the victim was struck a second time in the head by a second suspect similarly dressed also armed with a handgun, police said.

While the rooms were being ransacked, a roommate who heard the scuffle called police.

The victim was transported to the hospital, and "it appears at this time only some change and a cell phone was taken in the robbery," police said.

Dede R January 16, 2014 at 06:10 PM
I hope the victim is ok ,It shocks me to hear this happening in Trumbull I'm 34 yrs old I lived in Bridgeport 31 years and moved to Trumbull 3yrs ago I hope the scum bag who did this crime is brought to justice I only hope the cell phone he took leads to his capture I don't know if Trumbull have neighborhood watch but its definatly needed you never know I been through alot growing up in Bridgeport shit like this pisses me off maybe next time this idiot breaks into someone's home he's greeted with some hot lead I pray that madness don't happen to me but if it ever I'm killing the suspect period we as tax paying citizens deserve people of Trumbull watch out for one another were a gang of working patents and this town will not stand for bullshit like let this crime bring the people of Trumbull closer so we can maybe next time prevent it catch this dumb ass its sad to say but maybe a slug to a robbers brain will defer criminals from attempting this. I only hope it bring us closer as a community we are one community and one race freedom has no color safety is not a want but a necessity
MAC January 16, 2014 at 06:54 PM
Dede, I think I get your message, and agree with our 2nd Amendment Rights to own guns for our own protection................ ........................................................................................... However, your 15 line plus, never-ending run-on-sentence is extremely incoherent (which means confusing). Is your keyboard missing the "period" key--you know, the one that looks like a dot? I'm just curious which high school you graduated from? Because even in middle school English classes, students used to be taught how to construct simple, understandable sentences. It seems that that did not happen in your case, or else you have forgotten what you learned in English class?
Robert Pattinson January 17, 2014 at 08:51 AM
At least the town will have a trail that will allow a person of this nature to flee directly back into Bridgeport. I remember the good ole days when the least desirables from Bridgeport wouldn't step foot in this town because the Trumbull cops would be all over them.
tinalich January 17, 2014 at 09:29 AM
MAC, why do you have to degrade her instead of commenting on the news at hand? Just because you happen to be better at creating coherent sentences, does not make you better than her. In the face of a very scary situation for all Trumbull residents, we should be sticking together, looking out for one another, not tearing each other down based on grammatical errors. If I have misspelled anything, it is probably because I am thinking of that poor man and not my English class.
Steven Castro January 17, 2014 at 11:54 AM
MAC you are showing your age
MAC January 17, 2014 at 01:03 PM
tina, Dede "degrades" herself by her inability to write coherently. Her post is deplorably written--way beyond "grammatical errors." (She also used crude 4-letter words that probably don't even meet Patch's standards, in several others posts also.) Such educational failures are almost as tragic as the parental failures of those who don't teach their children to work, and basic values such as honesty, the Golden Rule, service to others, respect for the Law and authority, the value of work, staying in school etc........................................................................................ Steven, yes, standards were higher when I went to school. You didn't get to make up your own Math solutions (as in Common Core); and ignoring all the basic rules of sentence structure and punctuation would NOT get you a passing grade in English, let alone passed on to high school--or to graduate therefrom. (I was raised in the west, where we don't say "graduate high school," but the more grammatically correct "graduate 'from' high school." Couldn't resist! Sorry.)………….................................................... Is anyone really helped by dumbing down standards, accepting failure to adhere to basic rules of writing (or anything else)? Teachers and parents who just give up on a student, or their child, by not demanding a better effort are dooming them to failure, or at least a life of mediocrity! I am genuinely interested in knowing where Dede went to school, although she is probably too embarrassed to say, which I understand. I do hope she takes some basic writing/English classes, so that she doesn’t embarrass herself in her real life and is not limited in job opportunities and success. Just consider, for example, how could Dede write a cover letter for a job application?
MAC January 17, 2014 at 01:33 PM
Dede hopes that “next time this idiot breaks into someone's home he's greeted with some hot lead.” She also wrote “maybe a slug to a robbers brain will defer criminals from attempting this.” …………………………………............................................................... With Dede’s confusing, un-punctuated run-on-sentence and crude language, perhaps most did not even continue reading her post? If so they missed her main points, which basically defended gun rights and “the Castle Rule”!……………………………….......................... I agree with both Dede and tina's sympathy for the victim of this crime. With the prevalence of drug addicts and other criminals, we definitely should watch out for our neighbors, AND be prepared to defend ourselves in our homes, even in Trumbull. Of course CT does not have “the Castle Rule” encoded in law, and someone taking Dede’s advice to greet a home invader with “hot lead” in CT might very well find him or herself in prison.
D V January 19, 2014 at 08:36 PM
If you really want to be annoyingly prescriptive /and/ accurate, Mac, you would advise using "graduate" transitively: as in, "Hillary Clinton was graduated with honors from Vassar." I guess everything's relative, including grammatical acumen, hm?
MAC January 21, 2014 at 01:36 AM
D V, why do you ignore the substantive issue here: Dede's hopes that “next time this idiot breaks into someone's home he's greeted with some hot lead.” She also wrote “maybe a slug to a robbers brain will defer criminals from attempting this.” .............. p.s. You are WRONG on correct grammar for using the verb "graduate." According to The American Heritage Dictionary: the "passive" use of "was graduated from" is "acceptable" to 78% of the "Usage Panel," but they note that this use is "old-fashioned." ............................................................................................ "In general usage, however, it [the Usage Panel] has largely yielded to the much more recent active pattern (first attested in 1807): She graduated from Yale in 1998. 89% of the Panel accepts this use."....
D V January 21, 2014 at 05:05 AM
I know that the transitive use is somewhat archaic. You miss my point, though. If you want to be a grammar cop, make sure you're among the 22% that are correct. (I wonder what percentage of the Usage Panel would also not find fault, as you did, with "graduate high school.") Better yet, just don't be one, particularly when you stand on shaky ground yourself.
D V January 21, 2014 at 05:08 AM
Now, what's the substantive issue again? Was it gun rights? I don't think so. Check yourself again there too, pal.
MAC January 21, 2014 at 03:31 PM
D V, please FOCUS, here. The comments became mostly critiques of my comment to Dede. I then commented that "I agree with both Dede and tina's sympathy for the victim of this crime. With the prevalence of drug addicts and other criminals, we definitely should watch out for our neighbors, AND be prepared to defend ourselves in our homes, even in Trumbull." Dede seemed to be very Pro 2nd Amendment Rights with her wish that “next time this idiot breaks into someone's home he's greeted with some hot lead.” She also wrote “maybe a slug to a robbers brain will defer criminals from attempting this.” You do realize, D V, that “hot lead” and “slugs” come from guns, don’t you? ............................ Again, D V, you cannot resist any opportunity to get the last word (go ahead--take it this time if it stokes your ego!) on an ancillary issue, but REFUSE to comment on the major issue which is logical from the story itself!................................................................ Maybe you are illogical on "gun rights" like the repulsive hypocrite Harvey Weinstein, who thinks the NRA should not be allowed to exist (and guns should be banned), while if Jews were again targeted for extermination--then he would somehow magically "find a gun"!

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