South Tulsa Elderly Couple Beaten During Home Invasion - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News: Crime

South Tulsa Elderly Couple Beaten During Home Invasion

Posted: Updated:
A south Tulsa elderly couple was taken to the hospital after burglars stormed their home and assaulted them. A south Tulsa elderly couple was taken to the hospital after burglars stormed their home and assaulted them.
Police are still hunting for the suspects who broke into the home in the 6900 block of South Evanston. Police are still hunting for the suspects who broke into the home in the 6900 block of South Evanston.
Major Jonathan Brooks said Tulsa Police are investigating the home invasion aggressively. Major Jonathan Brooks said Tulsa Police are investigating the home invasion aggressively.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

An elderly south Tulsa couple was shaken up Sunday night after men stormed into their home and robbed them.

The husband was out of the hospital and neighbors were on alert Monday night. In the afternoon, police came out to the neighborhood to get the message out they're not taking a home invasion like this one lightly.

"Set your alarms, get to know your neighbors, communicate with them and pay attention," said one neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous for this story.

Police say two to four men barged into the elderly couple's home Sunday around 7:30 p.m. The masked robbers struggled with the couple.

The wife says the men barged in and knocked her down at the front door. She says she stayed down, hoping the thieves would stop beating her up.

The robbers also attacked her husband, sending him to the hospital.

"He just had back surgery. Obviously, he put up a heck of a fight. I understand they knocked her down and he spent the night in the hospital," their neighbor said.

Police were back out in the neighborhood at 71st and South Evanston Avenue investigating the robbery Monday.

"In general, this type of crime we will not tolerate. This home invasion and going in and beating the person until they're unconscious, you know, we won't tolerate that. We're going to go after the guy that did this," said Maj. Jonathan Brooks.

The neighbor we spoke with said he was a victim of a burglary back in May. He can't believe someone would do something like this, especially to an elderly couple.

"Fortunately, we weren't at home, but these folks were at home with their front door open, and in this neighborhood you don't think that's going to occur," he said.

He has some simple advice for his fellow neighbors.

"I think everyone needs to be vigilant, pay attention [to] who's in your neighborhood. We have a lot contractors who go through here and the neighborhood needs to pay attention," the neighbor said.

Police are asking if you have any information leading to the robbery suspects' arrest to call Crime Stoppers, where you can leave an anonymous tip, at (918) 596-COPS.

Special Features

Bridge Tracker

How safe are Oklahoma?s bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

Fallen Heroes

The News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on The News On 6? Find it here!

Murrah Bombing Timeline

Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

Turnpike Interactive

View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Cold Cases

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Crime Survival Guide

    What can you do to survive a crime? Find advice for personal safety here.

  • Links

    Looking for a website you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.