Suspects who dressed as cable workers in home invasion held
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two Connecticut women charged with posing as cable company workers so they could get into a Massachusetts home, where they bound, beat, pepper-sprayed, and robbed a 71-year-old woman, have been held without bail.
The Republican reports that 37-year-old Melissa Mimitz, of Newington, Connecticut, and 29-year-old Lily Bodenlos, of Naugatuck, Connecticut were held as dangerous people after pleading not guilty Monday to multiple charges in connection with the home invasion in Springfield in late August.
Prosecutors say the women dressed as cable company workers to get into the home where they “tortured” the victim before stealing $8,000 to buy drugs. The victim freed herself and ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911, but before police arrived the suspects were gone.
Lawyers for both women say with will challenge the ruling.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/