WILLIAMSPORT — A couple in Lycoming County said they were tied up and robbed at gunpoint over the weekend and they don’t know who did it. Newswatch 16 spoke with the victims about their terrifying experience.
The couple from Williamsport said they are still shaken up over the break in. Monday, the husband told Newswatch 16 the whole thing happened so fast that he reacted on instinct to try to protect himself and his wife.
“You don’t argue with a .44 Magnum at all. You do what he says,” said Don from Williamsport.
Don from Williamsport didn’t want to give his full name. He said he and his wife were tied up and robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning at their home on Germania Street in Williamsport. Police said Don and his wife were asleep when two men wearing hoodies broke in.
“When I turned my head to look, I seen my door swing open real quick,” said Don.
That’s when he saw a gun.
“He came in this way with the gun pointed,” said Don.
Don said he acted on instinct and grabbed for his gun, but couldn’t reach it in time.
“His buddy started to tie me up. Once his buddy got me secure on the floor he went after my wife with the pistol,” said Don.
Police said the robbers got away with cash. They tried to take Don’s gun but dropped it on the way out.
“Somebody just violated me in one of the places I’m supposed to feel the safest,” said Don.
Don said he’s still not sure why someone would want to break into his house. Now, his neighbors say they are scared and they are trying to find ways to protect themselves and their homes, just in case.
“I don’t feel as safe as I did,” said Joseph Adams from Williamsport.
Adams lives down the street. He plans to install a security system soon.
“I lived here for 22 years and I never really had this problem down here. It’s just shocking,” said Adams.
“Not feeling safe in your own home is one of the worst feelings you can have,” said Don.
Police are still investigating. They ask anyone with information about the home invaders to contact police in Williamsport.