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Response to frightening home invasion criticized by father


A father in Windham asked state police Wednesday why it took them an hour and a half to respond to his children's call for help.

Troy Quick said it took state police that long to respond to his Back Road house after his children called to report that their home was being invaded.

"The poor kids were scared to death," he told Eyewitness News.

Quick said it happened Monday.

"I got a call from my son very shaken up that someone in a strange vehicle was here," said Quick. "They were banging on the door."

Quick said his two children, ages 12 and 14, ran for a bathroom, locked the door and dialed 911.

Their dog, Chunk, tried to deter the intruders.

"They heard him yelping so I assumed they kicked him and threw him down the stairs," Quick explained.

The suspects kicked in the front door of the home and went from room to room, looking for items to steal.

Quick said the children were not hurt and believes the thieves made off with jewelry, money and his son's wallet.

Now, he wants to know why it took police so long to get there.

"My daughter called 911 from the tub, said that there was a break-in," said Quick. "He called 911. I called 911. My father called 911. No one showed up for an hour and a half."

State police said they are investigating whether there was a delayed response.

Quick told Eyewitness News that the troopers who did respond were nice and apologetic.

Authorities believe the burglars drove off in a blue or green Toyota Corolla with license plate 799-ZOM.

"I want someone caught," Quick said. "I just want to also figure out what happened. Where were the cops?"

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