|Fulton family victimized |
|Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 9:04 pm |
Fulton police are investigating a Thursday morning home invasion where the victims were allegedly bound by intruders.
The incident occurred just before 4 a.m. in the 200 block of Fourth Street in Fulton, according to a Fulton Police Department press release.
The victims — a husband and wife with a 4-year-old child — were awakened by the loud noise of their back door being forced open. Four black men with a firearm then entered the couple’s bedroom, demanding money.
Police said the intruders took the two adults to the child’s room and tied their hands behind their backs with belts, electrical appliance cords and phone lines they had allegedly cut. They also reportedly pulled the pillow cases from the pillows and placed them over the victims’ heads.
During the ordeal, the intruders ransacked the house, apparently looking for money, according to police.
The intruders allegedly made comments about killing two victims, but one of the four intruders stated he did not want to kill them because they were in the child’s bedroom with the child and that he had children, police reported.
When the intruders left the house, the victims managed to get their hands free and called Fulton police.
The victims’ names were not disclosed by police.
Published in The Messenger 4.28.12