Tulsa man tied up, robbed during break-in; children present
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
12/18/12 at 6:00 AM
Police are looking for two armed men who stormed into a home Monday morning and tied up the homeowner while his two children were present.
The victim called police about 8:30 a.m. and said two men had forced their way into his home in the 500 block of South 129th East Avenue, Officer Jillian Roberson said.
One of the men had a shotgun, the other a handgun, she said.
They forced the victim to open a safe in a closet and demanded money before they tied him up with a telephone cord and continued to ransack the house, Roberson said.
The robbers took electronics and prescription drugs before fleeing, she said, adding that the children were not harmed.
Police said the victim and the robbers did not know each other.
Police are particularly concerned about this crime because of its violent nature, the hour at which it occurred and the fact that children were present, Roberson said.
It's "not like we get this every day - someone coming in at 8:30 (a.m.) like this," she said.
"It is obviously very scary. Robbery detectives are doing everything they can to gather information on the suspects."
The victim described the robbers as two black men or boys between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall and 140 to 160 pounds. They were wearing bandanas over their faces, Roberson said.
Anyone with information about the home-invasion robbery is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS or online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers
Tipsters can be anonymous, and tips that lead to an arrest and conviction could be eligible for a reward.
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