Pittsfield police investigate reported home invasion

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PITTSFIELD — Officers are investigating a Thanksgiving home invasion reported by a South Onota Street resident.

The resident, who lives in an apartment at 48 Onota St., told police that several masked individuals forced their way into his home through a back door. The resident told officers he then ran from the apartment, through the front door, and called police.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Pittsfield Police Lt. Michael Maddalena. No one was injured, he said.

"The victim reported that the individuals were masked and believed to be in possession of a weapon," Maddalena said. "A few electronic items were taken from the home before the individuals fled out the same door they came in."

The department dispatched a K-9 unit to the scene, he said, as well as members of the detective bureau. He said officers also are reviewing video surveillance from the area.

The department asks that anyone with any information contact Detective Ignacio Matos at 413-448-9705.

Amanda Drane can be contacted at adrane@berkshireeagle.com, @amandadrane on Twitter, and 413-496-6296.

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