NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk police arrested a 23-year-old Bridgeport man Thursday in connection with an armed home invasion on Longview Court in March.
Tyson Wells, whose last known residence was 23 Freemont St. in Bridgeport, was scheduled to be transferred from a New Haven correctional facility to the Norwalk station house Thursday. He was recently arrested by Waterbury police in connection with a separate but similar home invasion and was being held in New Haven.
According to Norwalk Police Sgt. Lee Young, Wells and another, unnamed suspect forced their way into the house on Longview Court on March 16 and held two females and two children at gunpoint. The assailants forced the occupants to the floor and demanded money that the homeowner, who was not home at the time, reportedly owed them.
Wells and the other suspect ended up taking a safe containing two handguns, cash and other items, including a set of keys to the homeowner’s car, which was reported stolen a few days later.
“Our investigation is continuing,” said Young, who added that Detective James Thompson is handling the case. “We’re trying to identify the other parties involved.”
Bond information for Wells was not yet available, but he was charged with home invasion, a Class A felony. He was expected to be arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court on Thursday afternoon or Friday.