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Tulsa couple among several victims in recent home invasions

Posted at 7:22 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 07:47:56-04

TULSA – In the past week, more than four home invasions have been reported, says Tulsa police, while some have similar aspects, authorities are still trying to pinpoint an absolute connection to them all.

Floyd Price said he was asleep upstairs when three thieves broke into his home early Monday morning.

“I came down and saw the thieves sitting here in living room," said Price.

Police said 95 percent of those are drug related, however innocent people, like Floyd and his wife, can be targeted too.

“Sometimes it’s people following people home," said Tulsa Police Department Sgt.Brandon Watkins.

Police said there isn't much you can do to defend yourself in a home invasion except call 911.

"If somebody’s got a gun and their intent on coming in your home there’s not a whole lot that you can do. We had a gentleman who was shot earlier this year and he had a gun right next to his bed," said Watkins.

Price said after his wife called police the suspects ran off. He said he hopes police can catch the thieves to keep his neighborhood safe.

“I think I’ll still be able to sleep though, that’s what’s important," said Price.

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