Armed robbers make big mistake during home invasion
COVENTRY, R.I. (WHDH) -- It was an armed home invasion that may have seemed like a nightmare but that was all too real.
Around midnight in rural Coventry, Rhode Island, police said four men armed with guns, wearing black clothes, ski masks and gloves, broke in while the residents were sleeping.
A woman said her 42-year-old brother, his wife, and their 13-year-old daughter live here.
"They tied them up, they had guns, my brother had a gun out at his head,” she said.
Luckily the four armed intruders left after they realized they had the right house, but the wrong people.
Neighbors think they understand the confusion.
"That house has been changing hands for a lot, a lot lately. Yeah."
Eric Melardo lives a few houses away.
"Seems like a pretty safe place down here but you just never know,” he said.