Elderly man dies after being tied up, robbed during home invasion

Elderly man dies after being tied up, robbed during home invasion

Police said it was around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant when several suspects barged into their home.

PIX11's sources say the couple may have been targeted since they were landloards.

The home was ransacked, and the robbers had fled.

Family friend Tiffany Baptiste spoke with the outlet and said in 1980, the couple, who immigrated to America from Jamaica, opened their home to the functionally disabled.

"Oh my god, Waldiman Thompson he doesn't deserve to die like this and this brutality that they did to him, it's awful", said the victim's niece, Karlene Grose, who last saw her uncle at a family gathering over the weekend.

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"The officers entered her apartment and found her 91-year-old husband tied up and lying on the floor", NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said at a press conference Wednesday. Investigators say there are no initial signs of forced entry. When can I see him? "I am suspicious because my stepmother would always lock the doors when anyone would leave the house".

The elderly couple owned the brownstone and collected rent from three tenants in the building. Police say that her injuries are not serious. While the thieves rummaged through the home, the frail Ethlin somehow escaped her bonds and ran from the house. Photos: Scene of deadly home invasion in Brooklyn " Oh my god. "My husband laying there and might be dead.' I said, 'I can't go in there because it would be a crime scene'".

He said he tried to persuade his father and stepmother to move closer to him in Tamarac, FL.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced Thursday that he's putting up $1,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

It's possible the attackers knew the couple, according to the News. "Their tragedy is a tragedy for us all".

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