According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, a home invasion was reported Tuesday in the 300 block of E. Liveoak.
The call came in shortly before 3:30 p.m. The 77-year-old victim told police that as he was entering his house from the back door, a subject came up from behind him, placed a knife to his back, and led him into the house.
The victim told police that once inside the home, the suspect demanded money, jewelry and medication. The suspect then took an undetermined amount of cash from victim’s billfold.
The victim was then said to have been tied u and placed face down on a bed. After the suspect left the house, the victim was able to free himself and go to a neighbor’s house.
A family member was contacted, who in turn went to the police department to report the crime. During the investigation, police discovered the phone line at the victim’s house had been cut.
Murphy said the victim was visibly upset and shaken, but was not injured. He was evaluated at the scene by EMS personnel.
The only description of the suspect at this time is that he was male. Murphy said that investigators were going to be interviewing the victim at length today hoping he can provide additional information about this crime and the suspect.
Police are asking that anyone with information about this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 482-TIPS (8477). Information can be given anonymously, and if your information results in an arrest and conviction, you could earn a cash reward.