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Violent Glenpool home invasion captured on victim's home surveillance cameras, suspects on loose

Posted: 9:03 PM, Aug 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-04 11:05:58Z
Glenpool home invasion captured on camera

GLENPOOL, Okla.-- Police are looking for five men who broke into a Glenpool house and robbed a couple at gunpoint.

The couple’s home surveillance cameras captured the robbery just before 2:30 Wednesday morning.  The video shows one suspect crawling through a dog door and letting the other suspects inside.

The suspects made off with several thousands of dollars in cash the couple was saving for their wedding, along with six guns and other valuables. The couple didn’t want to speak on camera, but showed us their ransacked house and shared their experience.

“I was like please just don't hurt us like please don't shoot us please don't kill us," the male victim said.

“Every time I gave them an answer they didn't like they would hit me with a pistol in the head," he added.

The suspects forced the woman to the ground in the downstairs bedroom.

The surveillance video shows her boyfriend, an army veteran, being led into different rooms with a gun to his head or back the whole time. 

With reinforced doors, a home security system, three dogs and several guns in their home, the victims never thought anything like this would happen.

"They said you guys don't value your life and he said I guess we're going to kill them and they kept saying to take us to the tub," the victim said.

“And that's when I told them about where we had our wedding fund hidden because I didn't want my fiancé to die. I could hear them upstairs yelling at him I could hear them ransacking I could hear him getting hit," the female victim said.

The victims are set to be married next May.

The thieves stole their rings and several thousand dollars in cash the couple had saved for their wedding.

Glenpool police say these types of crimes are rare in the city. A police sergeant says it’s been a t least 20 years since there’s been a home invasion in Glenpool where there was no obvious link between the victims and suspects.

"We believe it's some connection along the lines these people may have talked or disclosed what they had in their house to the maybe the wrong person who in turn relayed it to these people we don't believe there's any criminal relationship between the two at all," said Sgt. Tracey Powell.

Before they left, the men led the couple to the garage, locking them in the trunk of their own car.

They're not sure how long they laid there in darkness.

"I kept asking him can we please get out now and finally he pulled the top to fold the seat down and I crawled out and he crawled out and he whispered to me open the garage and get ready to run and so we hit the garage door and we ran out and that's when we realized they were already gone," the female victim said.

Glenpool police say all the suspects were wearing hoodies pulled tight over their faces. Four of the suspects were also wearing masks. Police say they confirmed all five suspects are black males in their late teens and early 20’s. There is no vehicle description. If you have any information about this case, contact the Glenpool police at 918-322-8110 or Tulsa Metro Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677

 

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