MPD searching for home invasion suspects

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — “It’s disgusting and it’s shocking. Very shocking.”

Memphis Police are on the hunt for several hooded men who are connected to a horrible home invasion on West Drive in Hein Park last Wednesday.

“This was over the line. This was too much.”

Harry Freeman, president of the Hein Park Neighborhood Association, helped the victims.

“They came over and we made the calls from our house.”

911 calls moments after four suspects escaped with two stolen vehicles.

The victim told police he had just returned home from choir practice and was unloading his trunk when a man ran up to him in his driveway, pointed a gun in his face and demanded money. When the victim said he didn’t have any money, three other suspects appeared. One was armed with an AK-47 style gun.

The suspects forced the man into his home where his wife was. The couple was forced to the floor, held at gunpoint while three other suspects searched the home for belongings. The thieves took a TV, I-phones,  a bank card and two of the couple’s vehicles.

Detectives have been closely following these suspects. One of the stolen cars was recovered last week, another early Sunday morning after officers discovered it illegally parked in Orange Mound.

Freeman said while the crime is shocking the neighborhood is coming together. Those who live in the historic, tree-lined area not far from Rhodes College are remembering the importance of staying vigilant and looking out for each other. Other neighbors said they’re changing their normal habits too.

“I would sometimes go for a walk in the late afternoon even to the point of getting dark. I don’t think I’d do that again.”