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Community on high alert with two home invasion suspects on the run

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)

Despite constant security in an upscale East Memphis neighborhood, two robbers threatened to kill a family during a home invasion.

Neighbors living around Tuckahoe Road are on high alert after two suspects jumped a backyard fence and robbed a house while the family was still home.

“Everybody is really quite alarmed,” neighbor Bailey Wiener said. “We’ve had this patrol service for a number of years. There have been a few problems with teenagers. We’ve never had major serious problems.”

The robbery happened around 10:30 Monday night.

A neighborhood watch group said a man was walking his dogs in his own backyard when two masked men jumped the fence and attacked him.

Police said the robbers hit the man in the head and took him inside his home. 

Once inside, the men pointed guns at the man and his family and told them if they moved, they would all be killed.

The suspects went through the house pocketing valuables.

During the robbery, the men said they were part of a gang out of Chicago, but besides that, investigators do not have a clear description of the men.

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