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Elderly Franklin couple confined, robbed in home with own guns

Posted: 9:49 AM, May 16, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-16 18:12:07-04
Elderly couple confined, robbed with own guns
Elderly couple confined, robbed with own guns

FRANKLIN, Ind. -- An elderly couple was confined and robbed with their own guns Monday night.

Officers with the Franklin Police Department were called to a house in the 100 block of Lancelot Drive around 6:30 p.m. to investigate a burglary.

The couple had left their home to run an errand, but once they returned a short time later, they saw a man with a ski mask inside their home.

Police learned the suspect, Reese Keith, had held the homeowners at gunpoint with the weapons he stole from the house.

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Police continue to search for Keith as a person of interest in connection with the burglary. 

"I keep a vigilant eye," said Ranch Wuertz, who lives next door. "I have two daughters in my home and if anybody looks at my house for an extra second. I pay attention to it."

Police say the suspect stole three guns and left in the victim's silver 2011 Nissan Altima. The car has since been recovered.

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