Jan 21, 2014 11:15 AM
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning home invasion robbery in northern Pulaski County.
Deputies said three suspects forced their way into two homes on Valley Road north of Somerset shortly after midnight early Tuesday and tied up the owners with duct tape before taking firearms, prescription medications and cash.
Deputies said one of the suspects approached the home of Laurie Brown, who lives in a mobile home behind a residence on Valley Road, and acted as though he simply wanted to inform her that cattle were loose on the property. Brown was aware the property owner owns cattle and told the man to go to the main house to speak to the owner. The suspect then forced his way into Brown's home and tied her up with duck tape to a bedpost.
The suspect then took the battery out of her cell phone and left without taking any property.
After about 30 minutes, Brown, 60, was able to free herself and run to the main home where Rob Thayer, 64, lives with his sister Donna Hall, 70, and his wife who is bedfast.
When Brown walked into the home, she found Thayer and Hall both bound by duct tape inside the home.
Thayer's wife was not bothered during the home invasion.
Investigators say three masked suspects had entered their home armed with a handgun and a baseball bat. One of the suspects struck Thayer with the bat before he was subdued and bound with the duck tape.
Thayer received only minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital. No one else was injured.
The suspects took items from the home including firearms, prescription medications and cash.
The descriptions of the suspects are vague. The victims described them as wearing face masks and wearing camouflage clothing. They were reported to be driving a dark colored small pickup.
Anyone with information as to the identity of these suspects is asked to contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at (606)678-5145 or at www.pulaskisheriff.com.
The investigation is continuing.
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