Family tied up with electrical cords by armed suspect during home invasion

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An Indianapolis family survives a terrifying home invasion.

The three victims were tied up and robbed by an armed thief early Friday morning on the east side.

The victims were tied up with an electrical cord for 10 to 15 minutes while the suspect went through their entire home looking for things to steal.

The victim’s speak limited English, but their feelings of fear translates in any language.

Waking up Laticia Luna`s husband came face to face with an armed robber.

“The guy was just standing here and had a gun and pointed it at his face,” said Laticia’s nephew Emmanuel Palacios.

Laticia`s nephew helped translate the tale.

The suspect used a cord and tied the victims up.

“She said that she was afraid he was going to shot at them and he was going to kill them,” said Palacios.

The suspect stole some prescription drugs and phones, then opened all the cabinets and closets looking for more stuff to steal.

“He pointed the gun to them two or three more times saying he was looking for more money,” said Palacios.

Laticia says the cord wasn't wrapped all that tightly around her wrists and she could have gotten free but was simply too afraid to fight back.

“He didn`t tie them up really good.  They could do something but they didn`t because he always had the gun in his hand,” said Palacios.

During the crime, Laticia's son Brandon pretended to be asleep so the thief left him alone.

As soon as the suspect left the house, Laticia ran next door to her neighbor.

“She was talking about over there and pointing like a gun,” said Larry Crawford.

Larry helped by calling 911.

The victims now hope whoever broke into the home is caught before he robs anyone else.

“We don`t want this to happen to another family because next time maybe he will shoot them.  We don`t know,” said Palacios.

“There`s somebody crazy out in this neighborhood and they need to find him quick,” said Crawford.

Luckily, the suspect left without hurting any of the three victims.

Police don’t have a great description of the suspect to give out, but anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

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