Glastonbury Police say two suspects in a November home invasion on Thompson Street, in Glastonbury are currently being held on other charges in New Jersey.
The senior citizens living in the house were tied up at gunpoint by a masked intruder, and more than $100,000 in cash, jewelry and wtches was stolen. The wife suffered a broken arm as a result of being tied up,.
Police say a former worker in the home of the victims who had been fired was identified as a possible suspect early in the investigation. As they looked into the worker, identified as 51-year-old Marilyn Nadeau, formerly of Windsor and Vernon, they identified her boyfriend, 41-year-old Joseph DeFreitas of New Jersey, and learned he had a criminal record.
Police say the two are in jail on armed robbery charges in Morris County, New Jersey, and are suspects in armed robberies in Wallingford and West Haven.
Police recovered about $10,000 worth of stolen jewelry which had been sold at pawn shops in New Jersey,
Police have arrest warrants charging DeFreitas with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, burglary first degree, conspiracy to commit burglary first degree, assault second degree, assault second degree of an elderly person, larceny first degree, conspiracy to commit larceny first degree, carrying a dangerous weapon, and false statement second degree.
Nadeau is charged with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, burglary first degree, conspiracy to commit burglary first degree, larceny first degree, conspiracy to commit larceny first degree, false statement second degree.
Police in Vernon, Windsor Police, Parsippany, New Jersey, and Cape May New Jersey aided the Glastonbury investigation.