Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Police: Teen Tied Up During Break-In

Armed Men Rob Sterling Heights Family
POSTED: Monday, February 15, 2010
UPDATED: 8:12 pm EST February 15, 2010
HEDGE DRIVE, STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- A 15-year-old boy was bound and gagged with duct tape during a home invasion Friday in Sterling Heights, police said.
Sterling Heights police said two men broke into a home in the 3100 block of Hedge Drive and confronted the teen in the kitchen.
“They put a gun to my head and said, ‘Get down!” the teen told Local during an interview. “He tied me up with some wire and put the duct tape on me.”
The teen said he was then dragged into a bedroom closet.
Police said the teen's parents arrived home just before 10 p.m. and found the two intruders, one armed with a black handgun, still inside the house.
The husband told police the men stole his wallet and chased the wife outside of the house before leaving with stolen cash and jewelry.
“They tried to come back in the house. I locked the door and they took off, they had a gun,” the husband is heard telling a 911 operator.
The couple told police they were also robbed at gunpoint on New Year's Eve a short distance from their nail salon on Eight Mile and Schoenherr roads.
Police are investigating whether the same people committed the two robberies. Police said they believe when the husband’s wallet was stolen on New Year’s Eve, the thieves could have used his information to find his home.
Police released the following descriptions of the two intruders:
Black male, 25 years old, 6 feet 3 inches tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a dark navy jacket, jeans and a black mask.
Black male, 25 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with yellow dots, jeans and a red mask.
Anyone with information on the robbery can anonymously text the Sterling Heights Police Department at 847411 and begin the message with "shpolice." Or, call the department at 586-446-2800.