Couple tied up in home invasion robbery
KATY, TX (KTRK) -- An elderly couple was put through a terrifying ordeal, tied up and robbed during a home invasion in Katy.
Authorities are searching for the group of men who barged in and ransacked the couple's home.
Neighbors told us the couple who lives in the house in the 19800 block of Summerset Way near Fry Road is still very overwhelmed after that home invasion back here.
Investigators say it was just after 11am Thursday when five strange men approached the residence in the Estates at Green Trails. They say four of those men made their way into the home and tied up the couple inside. Both those victims are in their 70s.
Neighbors tell us the husband is ill and his wife tried her best to fight off the attackers. We're told those burglars took an assault rifle, and antique handgun and some cash before running off.
"We are all in shock right now because it is a quiet neighborhood. Nothing like this happens in our neighborhood and I'd gotten a message at work that this had happened and I just couldn't believe it. I worried about the neighbors that this happened to because they're an older couple and you just worry about their health," said neighbor Susan Brouchas.
Investigators say the female victim had to be taken to the hospital to be checked out.
As for the five suspects, deputies say they left the area in a white SUV.
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