Elderly couple robbed during home invasion, suspects wanted

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- Memphis Police are trying to track down two men they said broke into an elderly couple's home and robbed them.

Neighbors are now wondering who would do this to an 86- and 87-year-old who are loved by many in their Fox Meadows neighborhood.

WREG was there as detectives combed Egan Drive for clues and learned this isn't the first time the street has been targeted by thieves.

"Told the woman if he moves then you get killed, if the man moves then the woman gets killed," said 10-year-old Solamy Villeda, the couple's neighbor.

It's difficult to hear a 10-year-old use such strong words, but Tuesday Solamy walked us through the tense morning her beloved neighbors went through.

"They're really nice, kind. They used to tell us to call them grandpa and grandma," she said with a smile.

Officers said they got the call to a home invasion shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

According to police, two men held up a couple. They implied they had a weapon, but one was never seen.

Solamy, who spent the morning checking on the couple, said the suspects took money and hit the husband in the head, but thankfully they were not physically seriously injured.

"I think they're fine for now," she said.

Solamy said her elderly neighbors aren't the only ones to be victimized. She said recently her house was burglarized too. Now she's hoping cameras outside of her home bring answers in this latest crime.

The family gave officers footage to see if it leads to any clues.

Other neighbors we talked to said they've seen suspicious people recently too.

"They come and walk over there. Stop at the corner, comin' back maybe three times," said one man.

Whoever these suspects are, Solamy has a strong message for the men who hurt her friends.

"Can you stop robbing Memphis and leave people alone."

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