Stamford Police have arrested two suspects allegedly responsible for a home invasion that occurred at a Hope Street home over the weekend, they announced Monday afternoon.
Police identified 22-year-old Mikel "Mikey" Gjuraj and a 16-year-old juvenile, both Stamford residents, as the arrested parties.
Three men armed with handguns allegedly lured the resident of an apartment in the 900 block of Hope Street in Stamford outside at approximately 7 p.m. Friday and assaulted him, then took him back into his apartment, police said.
According to authorities, the suspects rounded up the victim's wife, 4-month-old daughter and two friends and had them all lie on the ground at gunpoint. One of the suspects allegedly grabbed the infant and threatened to kill the infant if money was not turned over, police said. The suspects searched the apartment and took cash and jewelery.
The juvenile was "developed as a suspect," shortly after the incident, police said, and was taken into custody nearby. Additional leads allegedly led police to Gjuraj, the said.
Gjuraj was taken into custody near his residence in the first block of Fox Glen, He was found to be in possession of a valid pistol permit and had purchased three handguns five hours prior to the incident, according to police. Police said they have been unable to retrieve the weapons he purchased at this time.
Four handguns were discovered in the trunk of a vehicle parked on Elm Tree Place, police said. The weapons were confiscated and authorities said they believe the weapons are the same ones used in the home invasion.
Both Gjuraj and the juvenile face charges of home invasion, conspiracy to commit a crime, first-degree robbery, risk of injury to a child and four counts first-degree unlawful restraint.
Gjuraj was held in lieu of $750,000 bond. The juvenile was remanded to the Bridgeport detention center.
Police remain on the lookout for a Hispanic male wanted in the case. They urge anyone with information to contact authorities to help identify the suspect.