Derby police charged two siblings Sunday in connection to a “home invasion” that happened in December.
Frank Harris, 18, and his brother, Sheneal Thompson, 22, were charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, second-degree criminal mischief and sixth-degree larceny.
Thompson was also charged with cruelty to an animal for allegedly cutting a dog with a knife during the crime, police said.
According to police, on Dec. 1, 2017 at 1:45 p.m., the pair entered the residence of a person they know on Hawkins Street and assaulted two people.
Harris struck a 56-year-old person in the head with a hammer, and then a vacuum cleaner, according to police.
“The second victim (age 63) sustained defensive wounds (cuts on arms and body) from attempting to resist the attacks,” police said.
A dog in the residence tried to protect the victims, police said, so Thompson “cut the victim’s dog on its head.”
The two people and the dog all survived with minor injuries.
One of the victims reported that his cell phone was stolen during the attack. The residence was also damaged from the melee.
Harris and Thompson were scheduled to be arraigned in court Monday.