3 men tie-up Springfield family during home invasion, report says


A Springfield couple was in bed with their 2-year-old when three men broke into their home, tied them up and demanded drugs and money, a Springfield police report says.

Springfield police began their investigation when they were dispatched to a home on the 700 block of Eastmoor Drive, according to the report. The family said the men broke into the wrong home, the report says, and there were no drugs there.

The men had guns during the invasion, the report says.

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“The males were armed with handguns and began yelling at them and asking where the drugs and money were,” the report says.

The men allegedly forced the father of the 2-year-old out of the bedroom and forced the mother to stay, the report says.

“(The woman) advised that the male in the gray hooded sweatshirt tied her hands and feet with zip ties, and covered her and her child with a blanket,” the report says. “(The woman) advised that the male in the gray hooded sweatshirt stayed in the room with her until the other males finished going through the residence and then he ran out of the residence.”

The mother was able to get her hands and feet loose from the zip ties after them men had left, the report says. She did have minor visible injuries to both wrists from the zip ties, the report says, but refused medical treatment.

The father said when the two men took him from the bedroom, they forced him to lay face down on the living room floor and also used zip ties to tie his hands.

“(The man) advised that the males kept asking him where the money and drugs were in the residence and that he kept telling the males that they had the wrong house and there was nothing in the residence.”

The men went through the house looking for the money and drugs, the report says.

“(The man) advised that when they were done going through the residence, one of the males kicked him in the back of his head, causing (him) minor injury to his face.”

The man was also able to break free from the zip ties after the men left, the report says.

An Xbox 360, $80, an iPhone, and a diaper bag was taken, according to the report. Also, the man’s key to his car was taken, the report says.

Springfield police continue to investigate the incident, according to the report.

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