Neighbors on high alert after string of home invasions
A valley neighborhood, near Sahara Avenue and Fort Apache Road, is on high alert. Residents say three homes on Kettle Creek Drive were broken into, just in the past month. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas Valley neighborhood, near Sahara Avenue and Fort Apache Road, is on high alert. Residents say three homes on Kettle Creek Drive were broken into, just in the past month.
The latest victims are Bob and Sally Hahn, an elderly couple who was home at the time of the break in.
"We were just sitting watching TV and it was like a bomb went off," Bob says.
That bomb was actually the sound of a gardening pot going through their back window.
"When he broke through that window, I yelled at him to get out," Bob says. "But he kept coming closer, and he was demanding money and gold."
In fear for their lives, the elderly couple immediately complied.
"I pulled my wallet out of my pocket and laid all my cash on the counter," Bob says. "My wife gave him her gold rings. One of them was her wedding ring. We've been married for 62 years. That ring meant a lot."
Before the intruder ran away, he slashed Bob's hand with a pruning saw, which he had picked up in Bob's backyard garden.
"He slashed me when he saw I had a cellphone in my hand," Bob says. "He knocked the cellphone away, and cut my hand in the process."
Police have put out a rough sketch of the intruder. He's described as a young, white man with a small build. Bob and Sally say they won't rest easy until he's caught.
Residents in the area have started a neighborhood watch and say they're keeping lights and security systems on at all times.
Las Vegas police is actively investigating. If anyone can help identify the suspect, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.