MILWAUKEE, WI – According to reports, an elderly man was battered and bruised by armed burglars who broke into his home and held him at gunpoint.
An elderly Milwaukee man is left battered and bruised after police say armed burglars broke into his home and held him at gunpoint.https://t.co/aI5H5niAuB
— TMJ4 News (@tmj4) November 15, 2022
The 86-year-old who asked to remain anonymous when speaking with TMJ4, said that he and his wife were having relaxing Sunday night in their living room, and within a matter of seconds it all changed. The man said:
“I heard a big bang like they used a ram.”
Three men then broke in through his front door and within any hesitation, his instincts took over and he jumped into action. He said:
“When I heard a bang, I knew right away and I ran in for the bedroom and they were right behind me.”
The reporter asked:
“Do you have any idea why they targeted your home?”
The man responded by saying:
“There’s a lot of kids in the neighborhood. I’ve been here 50 years and they know me and I’ve been kind of treating them and doing things for them.”
Milwaukee 80-year-old couple recover after home invasion robbery https://t.co/6Nz7RarHAC
— WISN 12 NEWS (@WISN12News) November 14, 2022
According to the elderly man, once the door flew open, he ran to his bedroom to grab a gun for protection. Two men followed him with a firearm of their own and a third intruder held his wife down on a living room chair. He said:
“They just wanted money. They didn’t look for anything else and took my wallet and demanded money. One of them on the side, which I didn’t look at too much, said ‘shoot, shoot, shoot.'”
One of the alleged suspects also grappled with the homeowner over his own gun and in the struggle, a gunshot grazed the homeowner’s fingers and went through the ceiling.
As the firearm fell to the ground, the man said that one of the burglars hit him across the face with a pistol leaving a large gash on his cheek. The homeowner said:
“I was trying to calm them down because he was really hot under the collar and just pointed that automatic.”
The elderly man said that he tried to de-escalate the situation by giving the intruders what they wanted. He emptied his wallet and all the coin jars on his dresser, which was all the money in the home.
He said that the burglars left the home with $70. He added:
“They were just furious because they expected more.”
While the homeowner suffered injuries from the incident, he is grateful that he and his wife are alive and do not fear living in their home moving forward. He said:
“They were in for the money. They didn’t get nothing, so there’s no sense coming back.”
As of this writing, the authorities are still searching for the three suspects. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.
In New York City, New York, police are searching for three thieves who broke into a Queens house and bound the homeowner to her bed while they robbed the place.
According to police, two men snuck into a home around 12:40 p.m. on November 10th through an unlocked backdoor. Once inside the residence, authorities said that one of the suspects brandished a gun and used it to intimidate a 67-year-old victim while demanding she give up her valuables.
Queens woman bound to bedpost and robbed in home invasion | amNewYork https://t.co/AnZrPWTz1F
— NYC RENT LAWS (@_STABILIZED_) November 13, 2022
Police said that the intruders duct-taped the woman’s eyes closed before dragging her upstairs to a bedroom, where they used more tape to bind her wrists to a bedpost.
After she was restrained, the thieves went through the entire house, making off with a staggering $50,000 in cash as well as pieces of assorted jewelry.
The intruders left the woman tied up as they fled the home and ran to a gray four-door sedan with tinted windows in which a third man was waiting for the pair. The vehicle then sped away.
A short time after the robbery, the woman managed to free herself and called 911. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
As of this writing, the suspects have not been found. Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. All tips are kept confidential.
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