Montgomery Police Search For Robbers In Home Invasion


By Catalina Trivino

CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery are taking action against crime. Montgomery Police are looking for three people involved in a home invasion in East Montgomery on Bell Road. Tonight, the victims are talking to us about what happened.

Watson and Suzanne Spurlin were tied up and held against their will for about an hour after three robbers forced themselves inside of their home in the middle of the night. Now, police are on the search for people who broke into their home.

It all started when Watson Spurlin took his dog, Tessa, out for her regular walk in the back yard just after midnight Wednesday, when he says three robbers hopped behind their neighbor's wired fence in the Henley Hedge neighborhood.

"Had the gun and the other one had a pry bar in his hand and this guy, I said 'hey man we don't have to do this,'" Said Watson Spurlin.
Police say the robbers forced Spurlin and his dog inside the Henley Way home at gunpoint. Watson says one of the robbers then used the wires from their lamps to tie him up. Hearing the commotion, his wife, Suzanne, ran down stairs -- she says a robber had a gun to her face.

"I did think, I hope he doesn't kill us, but I was mainly thinking, he might as they walk out when they get finished," Said Suzanne Spurlin. The marks on Suzanne's wrist show what happened next -- she, too, was tied up.

The couple says the group ransacked parts of their house, stealing items like a television, guns, jewelry, .even a pick-up truck.

But the robbers have not been arrested. We saw police going door-to-door, speaking with neighbors.

Jim Adams lives across the street from the Spurlins... and until the robbers are caught., they say they're worried about their safety.
"I'm concerned everytime I walk out the door with my dog to take him to walk. I'm concerned that somebody is waiting around the corner," Said Adams.

And while the couple says they're thankful they weren't hurt..

"It was scary but at the time it was just kind of like... not real," Said Suzanne Spurlin. "Yes, it felt like it was not real, but I was glad that she came down because knowing that she was close by and not harmed," Said Watson Spurlin.

Police say they do not have a description of the three robbers, but if you do have any information, youre asked to call Crimestoppers at 215- STOP

This is not the first home invasion in the Bell Road area -- Former State Representative. Former State representative Jay Love's inlaw's home was broken into on September 2012. Four people broke into another Bell Road home in May 2013.

To combat crime in that area, Montgomery Police is working with the Henley Hedge Neighborhood Association to start a  neighborhood watch.


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