Police: Husband finds wife tied up in NJ home invasion

July 29, 2012 3:18:22 PM PDT
Gloucester Township Police say two armed men broke into a home and tied up the homeowner's wife.

It happened around 9:50 Saturday night on Jefferson Drive when officers responded to the report of an armed robbery.

Authorities say the homeowner arrived home to find his wife bound with zip ties and with a pillow case over her head.

The wife told police that she arrived home and as she walked into her bedroom, two armed men, wearing ski masks emerged.

The suspects allegedly demanded money and jewelry. When the victim told them she had none, one of the men reportedly told the other suspect to shoot her.

"Basically threatened her, to do harm to her, threatened to shoot her if she didn't turn over any cash or diamonds," Chief David Harkens of the Gloucester Township Police Department said.

The victim was not injured.

Both men eventually fled the scene with the woman's wedding ring, before the victim's husband arrived.

The suspects are described as two black males wearing black ski masks and dark clothing. One of the men was approximately 5'10"-5'11" and spoke with a Jamaican accent.

Investigators say that the victims were targeted because of their employment at a local jewelry store.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or leave a tip anonymously at 856-842-5560.