NEW YORK — A violent house invasion left a ninety one-yr-previous man lifeless and his one hundred-yr-previous spouse injured after they have been tied up and robbed inside their Brooklyn house Wednesday afternoon, based on WPIX.
Police responded to their one hundred sixty Decatur Road brownstone in Bedford-Stuyvesant round three:30 p.m. after receiving a 911 name from the spouse who had managed to free herself.
Officers entered the house to seek out Waldiman Thompson, ninety one, tied up and unconscious on the ground. The house was ransacked and the robbers had fled.
The husband and spouse have been rushed to the hospital the place the person was pronounced deceased. The reason for dying shouldn’t be but recognized.
His one hundred-yr-previous spouse, Ethlin Thompson, was handled for superficial marks to her legs and arms, in keeping with being tied up. Her accidents will not be critical, police say.
Police say there have been no indicators of pressured entry.
Based on WPIX, investigators are engaged on a principle that the couple might have been focused as a result of they have been landlords for the constructing amassing lease cash which will have been simply accessible by somebody who is aware of their routine.
Residents say the couple have lived within the constructing for years and have been all the time seen strolling collectively within the neighborhood.
“I am very nervous now,” stated one involved neighbor. “I can not stroll the streets at night time anymore. No, I can not do it.”
Police are persevering with to seek for one to 4 robbers.
The incident is beneath investigation.