Family tied up, assaulted during morning home invasion - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Family tied up, assaulted during morning home invasion

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A usually tranquil neighborhood is on edge after an early morning home invasion early Wednesday morning.

Police arrived at the home in the 3500 block of Millard Road to find a family inside and a man hit in the head with a gun.

"I was on the front porch when I see the police leave," said neighbor Willie Pirtle. "I seen three cars go up the street."

Pirtle said he doesn't usually see police cars in his quiet neighborhood.  He knows many of the people that live nearby, and used to rent the home that two men invaded Wednesday morning.

Police arrived sometime just before 8 a.m. after two men broke into the home and robbed the family at gunpoint.  A man was hit in the face with the gun before the suspects drove off in a white 90's Ford F-150.

"This neighborhood is normally quiet," said one neighbor, afraid to give her name. "Everybody be in their house by 8 or 9 o'clock. It's very quiet up here."

Police reports revealed that in 90 days, there have been 24 burglaries or home break-ins, but neighbors said Wednesday's incident was the worst they've heard about.

After the scene cleared, Curtis Dobson stopped by looking for the victim, his co-worker. He said when his friend didn't show up at work, he came by his house to check on him.

"Devastated, I mean, mind-blowing," said Dobson. "I kept calling him on the phone and couldn't get him, so I came here to see if I could get him and come to find out, home invasion."

Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.

The family did not want to talk on camera.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers by calling 901-528-CASH (2274), texting 'AWARD' to 274637 or visiting

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