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Norwalk Police: Missing Car Tied to Home Invasion

NORWALK, Conn. – A safe that was stolen in a home invasion Friday contained a handgun, Norwalk police said.

Its owner came into police headquarters Monday to report his car also was stolen and a second gun is missing since it was under the front seat.

A mother and her children allegedly were threatened Friday when a man with a weapon in a ski mask entered their Longview Court home, after she opened the door for a relative, police said. Both the relative and the man said they wanted the $20,000 they were owed by the father of the children, who also lived in the home, police said. They then left with the safe, police said.

The father reported at 6:20 p.m. Monday his car was missing, according to Norwalk police Sgt. Bruce Hume. The victim said he parked the 2010 Dodge Charger SXT in the area of Lexington and Ely avenues that morning because he couldn't afford to park in the South Norwalk train station's garage. He caught a 7:03 a.m. train to the city, where he works at a consulting firm, and when he returned the car was gone, police said.

Although the man said he is staying elsewhere since the home invasion, he did go to the Longview Court home Monday morning to let a dog outside and retrieve some belongings, Hume said. While he was there, he told police he put a Glock .357 Sig Model 33 with a silver slide under the driver's seat. He suspects someone was watching him from the bank parking lot next to the home, although he didn't see anyone, police said.

The safe reportedly contained keys to the car and the car's alarm system, a Charter Arms Bulldog model .44 caliber handgun and ammunition for the Glock, police said.

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