Couple zip-tied, doused with gasoline during Independence Twp break-in

- A couple was robbed and doused in gasoline in Independence Township Wednesday in a terrifying home invasion.

A 63-year-old man and his 64-year-old girlfriend were watching TV in the basement on Chipmunk Hollow when four gunmen wearing ski masks burst in, rushing downstairs.

They zip-tied the couple's wrists and ankles. Then, one suspect kicked the man repeatedly in his ribs.

Before they took off, the gunmen poured gasoline on the couple and threatened to set them on fire if they didn't hand over cash.

The suspects got away with $7,200. 

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the male victim says he previously owned a marijuana dispensary and believed the home invasion was related to that business. 

He claims he got out of the business due to a male suspect known to him who was pressuring him to sell him marijuana plants, which the victim refused.

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