Police make 2nd arrest in last week's home invasion in Groton

Albert Goss
Albert Goss

Groton — Town police have arrested a second man in connection with an Oct. 4 home invasion that sent one woman to the hospital.

The nighttime invasion happened at 91 Buddington Road, Lot 16. Police learned two masked men had entered the home. According to its residents, one suspect used a baseball bat to beat a woman in the house while the other used a gun to keep the other occupants at bay.

Residents told police the men stole various gaming systems, cash and cellphones before fleeing.

Police late last week arrested a 16-year-old boy for his alleged involvement in the incident. The teenager, whose identity is being withheld because of his age, was charged with home invasion, first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and second-degree larceny.

On Tuesday, police arrested a second suspect, 25-year-old Albert Goss, whose last known address is 48 Branford Ave. Groton Town police said they worked in conjunction with New London police to make the arrest.

According to New London police, officers on Tuesday morning served a warrant on Goss at 9 Cutler St. Police said Goss was "extremely combative" as they worked to take him into custody.

Members of the state probation and parole assisted in the operation.

Groton Town police said four officers were treated and released from Lawrence + Memorial Hospital as a result of the confrontation. Goss also went to L + M for treatment of injuries sustained during the struggle.

At Groton Town headquarters, Goss was charged with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. Goss additionally was charged on warrants with three counts of violation of probation.

New London police said additional charges for Goss are pending.

Goss was due in New London Superior Court Wednesday morning. The Groton Town police investigation remains active.

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