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Two Arrests, One Still Sought In Home Invasion

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Edward Blancaneauex Octavious Williams Courtesy Waterbury Police

Edward Blancaneauex Octavious Williams Courtesy Waterbury Police

Waterbury Police have arrested two suspects and are continuing to look for a third after a home invasion robbery on Coe Street Saturday evening.  One policeman was hit by the suspects fleeing the scene.  Police say he was not seriously hurt,  and was treated at a hospital for his injuries and released.

After a brief pursuit, Police arrested 38-year-old Edward Blancaneaux of the Bronx, New York, on Hillside Avenue  and 47-year-old Octavious Williams of Waterbury on Central Avenue in connection with the crime.  Each is held in lieu of three-quarters of a million dollars bond.

Both are charged with home invasion, robbery, larceny and conspiracy charges.  Blancaneauex is also charged with criminal attempt at assault on an officery,  and Williams is also charged with criminal possession of a firearm.  Police say Williams  has an extensive criminal history including felony convictions for robbery and weapon charges.

Blancaneauex was captured on Hillside Avenue and Williams was captured on Central Avenue.

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