Police: Puppy, gun stolen in Warwick home invasion

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in Warwick are searching for three suspects following an armed home invasion on Beatrice Avenue early Friday morning.

Warwick Police Captain Bradford Connor told Eyewitness News that two adult men live inside the home and were sleeping prior to the break-in.

Connor said the three suspects broke into the rear of the house around 1:30 Friday morning. Police said one of the suspects held the two men at gunpoint while the other two suspects ransacked the house.

Connor said the suspects were not wearing masks and are described as dark-skinned males in their mid-twenties.

Police said the suspects stole a small amount of marijuana, a small amount of cash, a handgun and an 11-week-old American bulldog. Connor said the bulldog is grey and recently had its ears clipped.

Police on scene told Eyewitness News the two men who live at the home are legal growers of medical marijuana. Police believe the home was targeted by the suspects.

“We do believe that the home was targeted specifically and the neighborhood does not have a crime problem, and we believe the residents are safe,” Connor said.

Police said they’re looking for a light-colored, four-door sedan that could be a Ford Taurus. Police said the investigation is active and ongoing.

“We have several leads and detectives have been working all day following up on the leads,” said Connor.

Police said the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call Warwick Police detectives at (401) 468-4200.