Police probe home invasion in Stratford

Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred Saturday night in Stratford. Ed Dillon, the owner of Edward J. Dillon & Sons Floral Shop, says

Ed Dillon says an armed man broke into his home, robbed him and then tied him up.

Ed Dillon says an armed man broke into his home, robbed him and then tied him up. (6/28/15)

STRATFORD - Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred Saturday night in Stratford.

Ed Dillon, the owner of Edward J. Dillon & Sons Floral Shop, says an armed man broke into his home at around 9 p.m., robbed him and then tied him up. The home is attached to Dillon's shop.

Dillon, a 77-year-old father of four and grandfather of seven, says he is lucky to be alive after the ordeal.

Among the items allegedly stolen were a cellphone and money.

Police say the suspect is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds. They say he was wearing a brown coat and a fake beard during the invasion.

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Stratford Home Invasion

Stratford police : 203-385-4100

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