LONDONDERRY — Police are investigating a home invasion in which one man brandished a pistol.
The incident happened the night of Sept. 12 at 26 Beacon St.
Three men entered the home shortly after 9 p.m., at least one of them armed with a handgun, police said.
The men, wearing bandanas over their faces, demanded to see the owner, who was not home.
They ransacked the house, stole money, a cell phone, the house phone and car keys, then fled on foot, according to police.
Four people were at the home, but police said none were injured.
“It doesn’t appear to be random; they apparently knew the homeowner,” Lt. Kevin Cavallaro said. “They took a quantity of cash.”
Londonderry detectives continue their investigation, he said, but he doesn’t believe any suspects have been identified.
The men were described as being about 5 feet 11 inches tall, and were wearing dark clothes and gloves.
Police said it appears to be an isolated incident because the homeowner was known to the home invaders.
The town’s online property tax records list the homeowner as Julio Otero-Rivera.
While police were investigating the home invasion, they made an arrest in that home’s driveway on an unrelated matter, Cavallaro said.
Juan Orlanzzini, 27, of Beverly was arrested on a warrant. Cavallaro said he was in the country illegally and turned over to immigration authorities.
Orlanzzini was not involved in the home invasion, he said.
“It was a vehicle stop in the driveway,” Cavallaro said. “I think it was a question of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
It’s not the search such arrest for Londonderry police in recent weeks, Cavallaro said.
Police have encountered people from other countries, specifically Guatemala and Honduras, who are in this country illegally.
“It’s usually on traffic stops,” Cavallaro said. “They don’t have any paperwork. We call (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and they come down and pick them up.”
He said the homeowner and Orlanzzini were not familiar with one another.