Teen brothers tied up and robbed at gun point during Anderson home invasion

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ANDERSON, Ind. – Police have a person of interest in an overnight home invasion that occurred late Sunday night in Anderson.

“They had been robbed at gunpoint by a number of people,” said Major Joel Sandefur of the Anderson Police Department.

Police say two teen brothers were at home when three suspects armed with handguns allegedly entered their apartment in search of a specific item.

“Two of them were armed with handguns. They were tied up and their apartment was rummaged through for a specific item,” said Major Sandefur.

The brother’s ages 14 and 17  told police that during the incident the suspects tied them up while they searched their apartment.

Neighbors say the suspect’s kicked open the door to the home and then zip tied the boys in the living room while they searched the place.

“We have a good idea of who we are dealing with. Come to us first before we come to you,” said Major Sandefur.

The teens’ mother also told police when she returned home she saw someone inside her son’s car, and then saw a number of people running from her apartment and leave in a blue-colored car.

The mother now a key piece to catching those criminals after police say she followed the getaway car and jotted down the license plate number.

Police do not believe the incident is a random act and ask anyone with information on the home invasion robbery to give them a call.