SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A suspect is behind bars this morning after two home invasions on the same street.
Around midnight Sunday, police received a report of a man trying to break into a home on Garfield Street in Springfield.
By the time officers arrived, the suspect had fled, but just moments later, police received another call for a home invasion on the same street.
According to police, a man entered the second home on Garfield Street and assaulted two residents, kicking and punching them — even slashing one of the victims across the abdomen with a knife.
The suspect then fled the home with several stolen items, but as he was leaving, officers pulled up to the property and saw him trying to sneak away.
After a brief pursuit, they caught up with the suspect and found he was carrying stolen property, as well as a weapon.
This morning, police say he is in custody. They have yet to release his name.