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Posted: September 18, 2009 12:30 a.m.

Men break into house, tie up both residents

Officers from the Covington Police Department are searching for two men who reportedly broke into a home early Thursday morning and tied up the occupants before robbing them.

According to reports, at around 2:55 a.m. officers were called to a home on Turner Lake Road and when they arrived they found a man and woman — residents of the home. The man was reportedly bleeding from the ear and both he and the female victim allegedly had marks on their wrists from being tied up.

When asked what happened, the man reportedly told them he and the female victim had been sleeping in bed when two black males came into the room and pointed handguns at them. The intruders allegedly told the couple not to look at them and tied them both up.

According to the male victim, the two men hit him twice in the left ear with a handgun and then hit him in the head with a dresser drawer. Both victims reportedly told officers that the intruders continued to tell them not to look at them. When the men left, the couple was able to escape their bindings and run to a neighbor’s home where they called the police.

Officers allegedly found an open window at the residence with the outside screen removed. The female victim reported that her vehicle — a 1994 burgundy Ford Crown Victoria — was missing from the driveway, along with a .410 shotgun, a 12 gauge pump shotgun, a 42" flat screen television, a L.G. Stereo, a Sanyo camera, a 20" computer monitor and $250 cash.

The inside of the residence appeared ransacked with cushions thrown off the couch, items pulled out of the kitchen cabinets and dresser drawers dumped out in the floor, according to reports.

According to the male victim one of the intruders had on tan or light brown garden gloves and the other man had on a pair of black batting gloves. One of the men was reportedly wearing either a dark blue or black checkered jacket and the other man was allegedly wearing a gray-ish colored shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the CPD at (770) 786-7605 on at their Web site at www.covingtonpolice.com. All tips can be given anonymously.

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