Armed robbers tie up elderly Detroit man, ransack house

The search is on for two men who tied up and robbed an elderly man inside his South Rosedale Park home. 

Police say at 10 p.m. Monday evening a 74-year-old man was entering his home in the 14600 block of Faust on Detroit's northwest side when two armed suspects forced their way inside the home and tied him up.

The suspects ransacked the home taking the senior citizen's wallet, cable box, TV and medical cards. Police say the man's ATM cards have already been used at local stores.

"When I got home it was about 12 and I noticed there were about two police cars over there and I was wondering what was going on," said a neighbor who did want to be identified. "It's pretty quiet (usually)."

This neighbor says what took place in her Detroit neighborhood has rattled her sense of security.

"I really feel bad for that guy," she said. "It makes me feel like I need to get an alarm system on my home and maybe even a gun cause it's just not safe out here any more."

One suspect is described as a young black male, the other is described as a 16 to 19 year-old black male wearing a white shirt and having a small build, dark complexion, and braids.

Police tell FOX 2 that the victim struggled to get free but eventually did get untied. However, he was unable to see how the two men got away.

The two suspects are still at large. If you have any information that can help investigators find them contact police at (313) 596-5300.
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