Police investigating home invasion, robbery
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Monday, December 17, 2012
Police are looking for two armed men who authorities said stormed into a home Monday morning and tied up the homeowner with his two kids in the home.
The victim called police about 8:30 a.m. Monday and said two men forced their way into his home in the 500 block of South 129th East Avenue, said Officer Jillian Roberson.
One of the men was armed with a shotgun, the other with a handgun, Roberson said.
They forced the victim to open a safe in the closet and demanded money before they tied him up with phone chord and continued to ransack the home, Roberson said.
“The kids were cooperating, didn’t harm them in any way,” Roberson said.
The robbers took various electronics and prescription drugs before they fled, Roberson said.
Police are concerned about the incident because of the violent nature and the hour at which it occurred, Roberson said.
The victim and the suspects also did not know each other, police said.
"Not like we get this every day, someone coming in at 8:30 (a.m.) like this,” Roberson said. “It is obviously very scary. Robbery detectives are doing everything they can to gather info on the suspects.”
The victim described the suspects as two black males, between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 6 inches and between 140 and 160 pounds. Both were wearing bandanas over their face, Roberson said.
Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677). Tips may also be submitted online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers.
Tipsters may remain anonymous and tips that lead to arrest and conviction could be eligible for a reward.