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Jewelry and Nintendo Wii taken in home invasion

Boca Raton, FL On Friday, March 18, at just before 9:30 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of a home invasion robbery that occurred at 1599 SW 16 Street. The caller told dispatchers their neighbor, Dana Carvello, had been the victim of a home invasion robbery.

When officers arrived on scene, they met with Carvello and his girlfriend, Anita Molina, both whom had been in the house when the crime occurred. The victims told officers they had just arrived home from Mizner Park when Carvello went out the rear slider to smoke. While he was outside, three to five males approached Carvello and hit on the head several times then forced him back inside the house. The suspects, who were all armed with handguns, demanded jewelry and guns. The suspects tied up Carvello in the living room then forced Molina and their child into a bedroom. Carvello, who was briefly left alone, was able to escape the house and run to the neighbor's, who called police.

The victims told police the males were black or Hispanic. All were wearing dark, long sleeve jackets, masks covering their faces, and gloves. The suspects left with an undetermined amount of jewelry and a Nintendo Wii. Carvello sustained injuries to his head and face for which he was treated and released from Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Neither Molina nor the child was injured.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Scott Hanley at (561) 338-1344 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.