CONNELLSVILLE (KDKA) — Three teenagers are in custody in connection with a home invasion in Fayette County that left an elderly man with serious injuries when state police say he was pistol whipped.
The incident happened around 11 p.m. Friday at a home in the 600-block of East Francis Avenue in Connellsville.READ MORE: Child Injured After Driver Crashes Into Home In McKeesport
According to state police, the teens – armed with pistols – rang the doorbell at the back of the house and when 79-year-old Caesar Gaspari answered, they forced their way inside.
Investigators say one of the teens hit Gaspari in the head twice with a gun and the other two locked 35-year-old Lisa Gaspari in a bedroom.
They stole a safe and then took off on foot, state police said.
The man was taken to Highlands Hospital where he was treated for two severe lacerations to the forehead.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools: Oliver Citywide Academy To Take 'Trauma-Informed Approach' Following Deadly Shooting Outside School
Connellsville Police tracked the teens, ages 14, 16 and 17, to a home in the 100-block of West Cedar Street where they were taken into custody.
They were taken to a juvenile placement facility.
The investigation continues.Pittsburgh Weather: 1-2 Inches Of Snow Expected Across Western Pennsylvania On Monday