2 men wanted for breaking into Jeffersonville home in tactical gear and robbing residents
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Police in Jeffersonville say two men in tactical gear broke into a home and tied up the residents inside before robbing them early Monday morning.
Now, officers are asking for the public's help to find the perpetrators.
Jeffersonville Police say the two men are still on the run, and officers have released new pictures, hoping to track them down. Detectives say the men in the surveillance video broke into a home in the 900 block of East 10th Street, near Dutch Lane, at about 5:50 a.m. Monday.
The suspects used zip-ties to restrain the people inside. Police say they seized cash and a handgun before taking off. Officers are looking for a black or dark-colored car.
Jeffersonville Police say the men had ballistic vests, a helmet, handguns and a tactical shotgun.
"These people were prepared to do violence, obviously, by the fact that they came in heavily armed, putting the people in that home in fear for their lives," said Jeffersonville Police Det. Todd Hollis.
One of the victims who did not want to give his name remembers everything in vivid detail five days later.
“They had like bullet-proof vests on, like khaki pants, helmets like a swat team, and one was carrying a shotgun the other had a pistol,” the man said.
The suspects broke into a side door of the 10th Street home with surveillance cameras rolling.
“It’s like a nine-pane window," the man said. "They broke into the corner and unlocked the door and walked right in.”
The victim is still haunted by the image of waking up and seeing one of the robbers holding a gun.
“Somebody was upstairs and woke me up, and so I got to the stairs, and he was already at the top with a gun pointed on me, told me it was the sheriff’s department, told me to get on the ground,” the man said.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Jeffersonville Police Department at (812) 283-6633.
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