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UPDATED: Framingham Police Searching for 5-6 Suspects in Home Invasion, Woman and Children Bound

Police said the male homeowner was forced at gunpoint to open a safe.

Framingham Police Department. Credit: File photo
Framingham Police Department. Credit: File photo

Framingham Police reported about 10:15 p.m. they were continuing to search for five to six Hispanic or black males, who are suspects in a home invasion robbery on Beacon Street.

At about 8:45 p.m., a woman and three children were zip-tied by the men, while the male homeowner was forced to open a home safe at gunpoint, according to Framingham Police Lt. Ronald Brandolini, in an emailed message. 

An undisclosed amount of money was taken. All of the male suspects then fled the area.  all parties left the area. No one was injured in the crime.

Original Post at 9:17 p.m.

Framingham Police are searching for five to six people involved in a home invasion robbery on Beacon Street, according to an initial scanner report.

The suspects reportedly brandished a handgun and tied up the residents, according to the report.

The crime was reported about 9 p.m. at 257 Beacon St. Police are searching the area with police dogs, for five to six suspects who fled on foot.

Framingham Patch will update this post as more information becomes available.
Dawn Ross September 15, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Susan thanks for being right on top of this! Locked doors, floodlights on, being vigilant. Keep us updated.
MARIA VAGNINI September 15, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Framingham does not feel safe anymore, this has been happening alot lately.please keep us updated..
Elizabeth Kohler September 15, 2013 at 10:30 PM
I agree Framingham does not feel safe, I saw 2 police cars lights on driving down Grant St. this evening , but it was like 6pm,so not sure if this had anything to do with what was going on. The Bishop St. So called Home Invasion last weekend turned out to be the guy was as high as a kite and he called the police, he was growing Pot, had hash and Mushrooms in the house. A lot of Shootings lately too. l am a bit scared to send my son to school now. Hope they find theses people and get them off the streets.. keep us posted, and thank you for the info on this Breaking news.
Dawn Ross September 15, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Mary thank you very much for the timely update and for filling in for Susan.
Daniel September 15, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Home invasions...shootings...drugs...sexual assault in the high school. What is going on in Framingham?
Rich September 16, 2013 at 08:43 AM
Chill out people. This was not a random crime.
Matthew Keefe September 16, 2013 at 01:28 PM
I don't think this was a "random attack". The odds of randomly picking a normal house and doing this just don't add up. While it doesn't make it anymore right.. I wouldn't react too hard. Thanks Mary for keeping us updated.
Lisa September 16, 2013 at 01:51 PM
I don't think it was random either, scary nonetheless. I'm glad to hear that no one was hurt. The parents should think about all the people who may know they have a safe.
Michelle Gallagher September 16, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Be observant and live your life. You cannot let the people that make poor choices win by making you live your life in fear. Unfortunately this happens everywhere. Let the good out weigh the bad and we win!
Todd Williams September 16, 2013 at 09:32 PM
it's a darn shame to say it but the people involved are upstanding and didnt deserve what resulted
Anechka Spaddy September 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM
What's ridiculous is that people still leave their doors unlocked in Framingham. I've never thought of any of the neighborhoods in this town as particularly safe from crime. If you leave your doors unlocked for the world to come in, then you're also partly responsible for what happens.

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