Masked men tape victims with duct tape, rob home - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Masked men tape victims with duct tape, rob home

(Source: Neighbor) (Source: Neighbor)

Family members said both victims are doing okay after two men broke into their home and attacked them.

“Its so scary because nothing like that has ever happened before," said one victim's daughter.

Thursday night at around 6:30, two men broke into the back door of a home on Avalon Drive. Two women were sitting the couch when they heard the back door slam closed. By the time they went to check what was happening, two men were standing there with duct tape.

“They had some tape and put it on her mouth and hands and they hit the other girl too," said the daughter who did not want to be identified. "Right now we are just scared."

She said her mother and the other victim tried to fight back. Her mother hurt her knee and the young woman was hit in the face.  She said the men
left with electronics, leaving her mother and this young woman tied up. Her mother broke free and called family members for help.

Neighbors said seeing police line their street and hearing what happened to this family has them concerned.

“Its scary because we have an older grandchild that we do let go to his friend's house, but now we are going to be afraid to let him go by himself down the street," said neighbor Linda Millsaps.

“Now I'm going to start locking up more and watching whose walking in our neighborhood," said neighbor Omari Houston.

Police have not located the attackers, but family members hope they are found soon so they can feel safe once again.

“We have to watch over the neighbors because today its us, but tomorrow it could be someone else,” said the victim's daughter.

Police are asking that anyone with any information about what happened to call the Horn Lake Police Department.

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