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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- (WDRB) -- Louisville police are asking for help in catching two men responsible for a home invasion that has a neighborhood on edge.
The home invasion and robbery happened on November 11, but the investigation has hit a dead-end. Now police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects.
It happened on Algonquin Parkway near Cane Run Road at 2:00 in the afternoon. Police say a couple in their 60s had just arrived home from church when two men followed them inside.
Police released composite sketches of the suspects based on the victims' descriptions. One man pulled a gun and forced the victims to the floor.
"The second assailant went into the kitchen, grabbed a large butcher knife and held them down on the ground. They ended up taking a large amount of money and also some pill bottles," said LMPD detective Ryan Scanlan.
Police say it's unclear whether this was a random attack or whether the couple had been specifically targeted. The victims did not want to be interviewed. But folks who live in the area say they are increasingly concerned about crime in their neighborhood.
"I stay concerned about it because my fiance and my adopted son here, they have to come in and out during the evening. You never know what's going on out here. The economy's so bad, it's getting worse by the day," said Donald Craig.
"I'm ready. I protect myself around here," said Carlton Daniels.
Daniels has lived there for more than 40 years. He has seen crime slowly increase, and has installed an alarm system in his home.
"Nowadays, a homeowner has to protect himself, you know. Because you have a generation out here that doesn't care. They just knock on the doors looking for some pills and kill you for nothing."
Investigators say the two suspects did not hurt the victims during the robbery. But they say it's urgent that they be caught.
"They're very upset. It's close to the holidays, so I would like to try to help them have a little bit more reassurance that these people have been caught and it's not going to happen to them again," said Scanlan.
If you recognize either of the two suspects, you're asked to call the anonymous tip line, 574-LMPD.