CLOVIS, Calif. (KFSN) — Two armed men are on the run after Clovis Police say they broke into a home and robbed an elderly couple. It happened Wednesday morning near Willow and Alluvial.
There were officers on every corner with a helicopter in the sky but only one person was able to confront the thieves – a woman named Marilyn Williams, “I heard my husband and he was like, ‘get the gun, get the gun…shoot him, shoot him,'” Williams said.
She was defending her home with a rifle and the men, she says were in her backyard, “I got up and went right out to them and they took off.”
Before this confrontation started, police say the thieves smashed a window to get into a home down the street and held an elderly couple at gunpoint.
“The assailants were armed with handguns and were wearing hoodies, masks and bandanas,” said Janet Stoll-Lee who is with the Clovis Police Department, “fortunately no one was hurt.”
She says the men took off with jewelry and a gun from the couple’s home.
Williams says they ran through the neighborhood, jumped some fences and landed in her backyard. That’s when she pulled out a rifle and she says they dropped a pillow case full of jewelry.
“Everybody is ok but they wouldn’t have been had I got to my gun soon enough,” Williams said.
Investigators recovered the stolen gun and jewelry but they need help finding the two home invasion suspects. If you have any information, you should call Clovis Police.
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