Authorities searching for alleged armed robbers who tied up ETX couple, stole truck
POSTED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:10pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:54pm
Overton, Texas (KETK) — Officials are searching for two or three people who reportedly tied up an East Texas couple while they stole their belongings.
According to the Rusk County Sheriff's Department, Monday, at at around 10:15 p.m., they received a call in regards to an armed robbery on County Road 137 in Leverette's Chapel. Deputies were told by the victims the they were approached outside their home by two or three people dressed in dark clothes and armed with a pistol and rifle. The victims were then forced back inside their home and tied up. They were forced to lead the alleged robbers through the house and began taking money and jewelry.
The suspects used the victim's work truck to escape the area. The truck is a gray 2012 Ford F-150 Platinum Edition with Texas license plate BLG6943.
If you have any information, please contact the Rusk County Sheriff's Office at (903) 657-3581.