BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Ed and Maureen Cundiff’s front yard features an assortment of recovered tools and equipment alongside a badly damaged pick-up truck.
They're the remnants of a violent home invasion Sunday morning at the home on Beech Grove Road in which the couple says they were handcuffed, locked in a bathroom, and robbed by men posing as police officers.
“Somebody knocked on the door very, very loudly,” described Maureen Cundiff who was eating breakfast at the time.
“They said ‘open up, it’s the police. We have a search warrant,’” recalled Ed Cundiff.
“As soon as I opened it, they got their guns on our faces,” said Maureen Cundiff.
The Cundiffs say the two men claimed to be Louisville Metro Police officers and both were wearing bullet-proof vests and carrying badges and pistols.
“I demanded to see the search warrant and he didn’t want to show it. I tried to look at his name on his badge and it didn’t have one,” said Maureen Cundiff.
“At that time, they started getting a little indignant and ‘cuffed us and took us back to the bathroom and locked us in the bathroom,” said Ed Cundiff.
The couple says they were locked in their bathroom for an hour and a half as they listened to the men ransack the home. The thieves left with tools, electronics, $1,100 in cash, and the Cundiff’s pick-up truck.
Ed and Maureen Cundiff say they were eventually able to escape and call for help.
“I’m just glad that we’re okay,” said Maureen Cundiff. “The other stuff, it can be replaced.”
Once the couple’s pick-up was reported stolen, deputies with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office say they were able to track the truck to Preston Highway in Lebanon Junction.
Deputies say the suspect driving rammed into a marked sheriff’s cruiser and then crashed into a cable barrier at mile marker 109 on I-65 north.
The deputy’s cruiser was then struck by a semi. The deputy had minor injuries.
Investigators say the suspect driving the stolen truck tried to run away while still wearing body armor. He was taken into custody and transported to University Hospital due to his injuries from the crash.
The second suspect got away in another car.
Officials say more information will be released on Monday. The name of the suspect is being withheld at this time due to the ongoing investigation.
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