Couple tied up with electric cord during Indianapolis home invasion

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An intruder tied up an Indianapolis couple before ransacking their home and stealing their personal items during a home invasion early Friday morning.

According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department incident report, a 43-year-old woman woke up around 3 a.m. and noticed the lights were on inside her home in the 3100 block of N. Dequincy Street. She got off and turned them off, believing her son had left them on.

About 20 minutes later her 45-year-old husband got up for work. He also noticed the lights were on. As soon as he stepped into the hallway, a man with a gun confronted him. The intruder told him to get back into the bedroom; he then tied the man and his wife up with an electrical cord.

4 Fast Facts

  • Police investigate armed home invasion in Indianapolis
  • Intruder ties up couple with electric cord
  • Couple’s son pretended he was asleep during crime
  • Intruder stole money and personal items

The intruder then went through each room looking for cash and valuables; meantime, the couple’s 15-year-old son heard what was going on but told police he pretended to be asleep.

The intruder, a black male, was about 6’1”, 150 lbs. He covered his face but had short hair and gray Nike shoes. He also wore white gloves during the entire home invasion, the report said, and pointed a gun at the victims as he demanded money and valuables.

The incident remains under investigation.

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