JOHNSON CO., Ind. (WISH) - Johnson County police are investigating an early Wednesday morning home invasion of an elderly couple.
Police say around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, a pair of armed intruders broke into the home in the 5100 block of Chancery Boulevard through a downstairs basement window. The pair shoved guns in the couples face, tied them up with zip ties and forced them to take them to where their valuables were located.
When an elderly man, 73, complained the zip tie was too tight, one of the robbers reached down and tightened the zip tie, he told police. The armed duo then fled with several items, police said.
The wife, 66, was able to free herself and went to a neighbors house and called police.
Medics looked at the couple at the scene and say they were shaken up but were OK.
"It makes you question everything when your neighbor has been invaded like that," said Karen Etchison.
The home is in the area of Stones Crossing and Morgantown Road near enter Grove High School in the Kensington Grove Addition.
The recent break-in has residents looking for additional ways to protect their homes.
"We will have some cameras installed tomorrow. We are not messing around. We are not taking any chances," said a woman who asked not to be identified.
Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says he is looking for anyone in the area who may have an outdoor surveillance camera or anyone with information to call 317-346-4604.
"This is something we don't have every night in Johnson County," Cox said. "We want people to be vigilant, lock doors, turn lights on activate home alarm systems."
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