Two Oxford men were charged with home invasion after breaking into a home at 586 Oxford Road and assaulting a man for cash, police say.
The incident occurred at 6:38 Monday night when police received a complaint that two males barged into the house and “forcefully took cash money from the victim, causing him minor injuries, and then fled the scene in (an) unknown black vehicle,” according to a police report.
Police said Michael Martino, 48, of 9 Old Farm Road, and Gino Passaro, 45, of 506 Oxford Road, entered the house without permission and then knocked down another locked door to get at the victim, the report states. That is when they took the man’s money.
Oxford Police Officer Gary Soules, who tracked one of the men to his home following the incident, made the arrest. He later learned that the second suspect was involved, and arrested him, too.
Martino and Passaro were charged with home invasion: unarmed burglary; first-degree burglary; third-degree criminal mischief; second-degree robbery and breach of peace. Passaro was also charged with third-degree assault.
Oxford Resident Trooper Sgt. Dan Semosky, the official spokesman for the Oxford Resident Trooper’s Office, could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.