Walnut Street residents bound, robbed at gunpoint inside home

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Two people were bound by duct tape at gunpoint Saturday evening while their Walnut Street home was robbed by masked intruders, police said.

From the NOPD report:

On Saturday, August 6, 2011 at approximately 10:45 pm the victim entered his residence located in the 500 block of Walnut Street, leaving his front door open. While inside he was confronted by an unknown male, wearing dark clothing, and a black ski mask armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect asked the victim where the safe was located, then used a stun gun to subdue and tied him to a chair using duct tape.

A short time later another victim entered the residence and was confronted by an unknown female who produced a silver semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the victim. The female suspect advised the victim to be quiet and she would not be hurt. The suspect then tied the second victim to a chair with duct tape. The suspects ransacked and removed items from the residence then fled in an unknown direction.

It is believed the suspects knew the victims based upon verbiage used during the commission of the crime.

The suspects in this case are described as follows:

  • Suspect #1, black male, 6’1”, stocky/muscular, wearing dark clothing, black ski mask with tan stitching up the center.
  • Suspect #2, black female, 5’6”, medium build, wearing dark clothing.
  • Suspect #3, black male, 6’1”, stocky/muscular build, wearing dark clothing, black ski mask with red stitching around the mouth.

It is believed the suspects fled in a red sedan.

If you have information on this suspect, please contact Detective Jacob Lundy at 658-6020. You may also call Crimestoppers at 822-1111. Remember to report any suspicious persons or activates you see in your neighborhood by calling 821-2222.

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