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Robbers Attack, Tie Up Boca Raton Homeowner While Woman, Child At Home

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Boca Raton (CBS4)- Boca Raton police are looking for multiple men who they said hit and tied up a homeowner and forced his wife and child into a bedroom before robbing their home Friday night.

Boca Raton police said they received a call from a neighbor on the 1500 block of SW 16 Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. about a possible home invasion robbery. The caller told dispatchers their neighbor, Dana Carvello, was the victim of a robbery.

When officers arrived on scene, they met with Carvello and his girlfriend, Anita Molina, both whom had been in the house when the crime occurred.

They told police that they had just arrived home from Mizner Park when Carvello went out the rear slider to smoke. While he was outside, three to five males approached Carvello and hit on the head several times then forced him back inside the house.

The suspects, who were all armed with handguns, demanded jewelry and guns.

Police said the suspects tied up Carvello in the living room then forced Molina and their child into a bedroom. Carvello, who was briefly left alone, was able to escape the house and run to the neighbor’s, who called police.

The couple told police the males were black or Hispanic and were wearing dark, long sleeve jackets, masks covering their faces, and gloves.

The suspects left with an undetermined amount of jewelry and a Nintendo Wii.

Carvello sustained injuries to his head and face. He was treated and released from Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Neither Molina nor the child was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Scott Hanley at 561-338-1344 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.

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