Burglars bind couple, steal $19k in Pawtucket home invasion

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police are searching for three men who tied up a married couple and threatened their three children at gunpoint during an early morning home burglary in Pawtucket.

The family says they were all at home in their beds when the thieves broke into their Anthony Avenue home through a bathroom window around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The suspects, described by police as three black men, bound Maralaisy Gil and her husband Junior Degracia before ransacking the place. They made off with $19,000 in cash from a recent sale of the family’s business.

Degracia was struck in the face with a gun and stabbed in the thigh during the incident. No one else was harmed.

The family didn’t recognize the men but said they believe they must’ve known about the business sale.

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