Smithfield couple hurt by suspects in home invasion

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) – Smithfield police believe a couple was targeted when their home was broken into early Wednesday morning.

According to Lieutenant Gerald Pezzullo of the Smithfield Police Department, the home invasion happened on Barnes Street near the intersection with Midway Lane.

Police say the homeowners said they were watching TV when three men entered their home and demanded money.

The victims told police two of the suspects were armed with what they described as semi-automatic pistols and the third was believed to have had a knife.

Police say the suspects struck the victims in the face and left the house with some jewelry, a phone and a set of car keys.

The victims are a boyfriend and girlfriend in their 20’s. Both were treated for minor injuries by Smithfield Rescue.

No arrests have been made at this time. Police are investigating the incident and anyone who has information on the suspects should contact the Smithfield Police Department at (401) 231-2500.