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91-year-old man dies after Brooklyn home invasion

12 October 2017

Who would do this to them, and were they targeted? In the meantime, for the victim's heartbroken family, none of this makes any sense.

The woman was able to untie herself and call 911, meeting officers at the door and telling them her husband was still tied up inside.

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"Oh my god. It breaks my heart to see my uncle died". He was like a father to me.

According to the NY Daily News, at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, four men broke into the elderly couple's home and attacked them.

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The couple's neice, Karlene Grose, said she was watching the news and saw her aunt and uncle's home on the screen and realized her uncle had been killed by the burglars. Police arrived to find her husband unresponsive on the floor. Sources say one suspect came up from behind 100-year-old Ethline Thompson and threw a blanket over her head before tying the couple up.

Police said they are not sure what was taken from the home. His wife was at an area hospital with injuries to her legs from being tied up.

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The city police department said the wife is in stable condition and does not have serious injuries. "They are good people". Investigators say there are no initial signs of forced entry. Crime scene tape surrounded the brownstone as detectives scoured for clues, including surveillance video.