Auburn woman, father say they were assaulted by 3 men with guns in home invasion

Posted April 21, 2011, at 11:28 a.m.

AUBURN, Maine — Police are investigating a report of a home invasion during which a man was beaten by a trio with guns while he was coming to rescue his daughter.

It happened late Monday night, police said, just before midnight. At 11:59 p.m. police were called to an apartment at 9 Maple St.

Jessica Bisson, a 26-year-old who lives there, said that minutes earlier three men with bandannas over their faces had knocked on her door and then forced their way in. At least two of the men were brandishing guns, she told police.

Police said Bisson was assaulted when the suspects rushed in. Meanwhile, her father was in another apartment in the same building. David Bisson, 44, told police that when he heard the commotion in his daughter’s apartment he rushed to assist her.

Bisson was also beaten about the head and face when he confronted the suspects, police said. Shortly after, the three suspects fled. David Bisson was ultimately taken to Central Maine Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and later released.

His daughter was injured but did not require hospital treatment, police said.

On Wednesday, police were still investigating the attack. What remained unclear was the motive for the invasion. Detective Chad Syphers was heading the investigation.

The Bissons told police the three attackers wore bandannas over their faces as well as dark hooded sweatshirts. Two of the suspects appeared to be black, the Bissons said, while a third was light-skinned, possibly Hispanic.

By Wednesday night, no arrests had been made. Police were asking that anyone with information call Detective Syphers at 333-6650, ext. 2069.

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