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Four sought in Garner home invasion

Posted August 11, 2008

— Police were searching Monday for four men in a late Sunday home invasion and robbery.

The armed men waited for a homeowner on Water Lilly Way to disarm a security system and then rushed in behind her, police said. She was tied up in a bedroom, and the men also tied up her husband when he came home about 10 minutes later, police said.

The men stole an undisclosed amount of cash, some jewelry and a red 2008 Toyota Highlander with North Carolina license 5664AT.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Garner Police Department.


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  • whatusay Aug 11, 2008

    Were the 4 men white, black, hispanic? Some general description would help people who might see them. The car was described, but not the robbers. Should I be looking for a red Highlander, or 4 invisible men.

  • skidkid269 Aug 11, 2008

    Sounds to me like they knew the people they were robbing. I'd think there are other houses they could try instead of waiting for the owners, and knowing there was a security system.

  • tweathe850 Aug 11, 2008

    I want to ask why they do not provide more info about the robbers? They must have some bit of a description of them. How can they expect results if they are afraid to give a description. Tall, short, fat, skinny, white, asian, middle eastern....... come on!!!!!!

  • badmonkey Aug 11, 2008

    oops, misread about that being the owners Highlander....I was thinking (probably wrong) that our license plates all started with 3 letters instead of numbers? of course, I don't even know my own license plate number

  • nisa-pizza Aug 11, 2008

    "can't be the right license number unless its a specialty plate...and if they know the license # they should know who owns the car...."

    They stole the owner's Highlander.

  • sweetbetsyking Aug 11, 2008

    badmonkey--why can't it be the right plate #??? they know who owns the car--they are looking for the robbers that took it...maybe you just read it wrong...so to recap--we are looking for 4 robbers that stole the highlander from the victim..got it!!

  • nisa-pizza Aug 11, 2008

    Sounds like they have either been in the house before, knew they owners pretty well or have been watching that house for a long, long time.

    If they're driving a Highlander it's not exactly a luxury car unless their other car is a luxury car, so what would give them the idea there'd be enough valuables there to make it worthwhile to take the risk of breaking in and hold hostages? The owner's may have had a gun hidden in the house which would've raised the stakes considerably. Thank God no one was hurt.

    Why not some other place w/o an alarm system? Hey........maybe I'm watching too much LAW & ORDER in the afternoons. Just glad they're alright.

  • badmonkey Aug 11, 2008

    can't be the right license number unless its a specialty plate...and if they know the license # they should know who owns the car....

  • fatchanceimwrong Aug 11, 2008

    Hey WRAL, unless they were covered head to toe with no body parts exposed, there must be more of a description than what you're posting. Were they white, black, hispanic...? Any idea of age? Were they wearing clothes? If so, what color and type of clothes were they wearing? If you really want the public to assist, tell us more about who to look for.

  • john283594 Aug 11, 2008

    While yall are looking for the highlander, I will be looking for 4 armed men, they should be easy to spot...