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Manchester man assaulted in home invasion

September 16. 2013 2:14PM

MANCHESTER - A man was hit in the head with a tire iron in a home invasion Saturday night at 664 Grove Street.Police said a couple was home about 11:30 p.m., when there was a knock on the door. The man, anticipating a food delivery, opened it and two men he did not know burst into the apartment.One of them hit him in the head with a tire iron, cutting the top of his head.The men remained inside the apartment for a few minutes, gathering up two laptop computers, three cellphones and some cash. They fled with the property.A few minutes later, the food delivery person arrived and the couple used his cellphone to call police.The first robber is described as a 22-year-old white man, about 5-foot-7, with a thin build and two chipped front teeth.The second man is described as a 27-year-old black man, who was taller and had a thicker build. Police said he was the one who had the tire iron.Both wore black, hooded sweatshirts and black pants.Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards may be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at

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