TULSA, Okla. — An elderly Tulsa couple is recovering after a home invasion left them physically and emotionally scarred.
The homeowner doesn’t want his face shown, 2 Works for You is calling him G.B. He said in an instant his life changed forever.
G.B. thought it was a typical Sunday evening.
“I was in the house, we were watching television," he said. "I have a habit of leaving the garage door open in the daytime cause I come in and out a lot. My doorbell rang. Normally, I think it’s one of my neighbors. So, I come out in the garage and tell them I’m over here.”
But this time it wasn't a neighbor.
“As soon as I walked out in the garage, probably within about 8 feet, I was put in a headlock,” G.B. said.
Then it was a fight for his life.
“I had a gun pushed to my forehead," he said. “I struggled a little bit, he said I will shoot.”
G.B. said he was hit in the back of the head and knocked out. When he got up, things only got worse. The gunman forced him inside where a second gunman waited.
“My wife, who is a multiple sclerosis patient, they tried to get her in there, but she fell on the floor and she had a gun in her head,” G.B. said.
They forced the couple into the bedroom and G.B. said they didn’t know if they would live or die.
“I was helpless," G.B. said. "I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t protect my own wife.”
After several minutes, the robbers made a demand.
“We came out in the garage and he asked for my car keys and my wallet," G.B. said. "I pulled them right out and gave them to him, with no resistance. And they jumped in this car and took off up the street.”
G.B. called Tulsa police after the robbery.
“We’ve had several robberies in east Tulsa," said Lieutenant Justin Ritter, Tulsa robbery division. "So, I don’t know right now if this is random or not.”
But they do have a suspect.
“The following day, we were able to learn the victim’s credit card had been used at a store in north Tulsa and we were able to pull surveillance footage from that store," Ritter said.
Tulsa police are looking for two suspects. As for the stolen car, it was found in Collinsville.
“I don’t want anything to do with it,” G.B. said.
G.B. said getting the car back would bring back memories of the robbery. So, he bought a new one.
G.B. has a message for the men who put him and his wife in harm’s way.
“I’m 74 years old. Why provoke somebody? What brings them to that point in life?” G.B. asked.
Luckily, G.B. Only sustained a minor cut to the back of his head and a bruised eye. His wife was not injured during the robbery.
Tulsa police said if you know any information regarding the suspects, call Tulsa Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677.
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