State police investigating Minot home invasion; drugs, guns, cash seized

Posted Aug. 04, 2014, at 8:51 p.m.

MINOT, Maine — The Maine State Police is investigating a home invasion that occurred Saturday night in which three people were robbed and suffered minor injuries.

The incident happened about 11 p.m., when a resident of Garland Road called 911 to report that someone was being held hostage at 340 Garfield Road, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Monday in a news release.

The caller reported several people with guns were inside the residence assaulting the occupants.

Troopers located three victims who had fled the residence, McCausland said. He identified them as Cyril Anduze, of Auburn, and Jamel Horrobin and Rullah James, both of New York City.

The victims told police that they were inside the residence when three masked men broke in and assaulted and robbed them. All three had minor injuries and were treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel.

The owner of the home, Ross Tardif, was not present at the time of the incident, McCausland said.

During the investigation that followed, a quantity of drugs, money and firearms were located and seized.

State police were assisted by Auburn police and members of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Troopers are still working to determine the identities of the people responsible for the home invasion, McCausland said, adding that further details will be released later this week.

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