Home Invasion Leaves Couple Beaten, Tied

Two residents in an otherwise quiet neighborhood in Savannah were beaten and tied up. It was 30 hours before they were found. Police say it looks like the motive was robbery; they are in the process of investigating this violent home invasion at this hour, so the details are limited.

An ambulance screamed down the streets of this normally quiet Southside neighborhood and crime scene tape was rolled around a town home. Police responded to a robbery call just before noon, but upon arrival officers found something worse.

"A man and a woman who had apparently been robbed and tied up, they had been tied up for some time," said police spokesman Bucky Burnsed.

Police say the two people, both in their mid-50s, had been beaten and tied up for about 30 hours. They were taken out of the home on stretchers and transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The only information police will give at this time is that a white Infiniti was stolen and recovered later in the afternoon on Gwinett Lane. Investigators have been searching the scene for clues, but will not say too much for fear of jeopardizing the case.

"If there are items missing at this time, we're not discussing that," said Burnsed. "It would be an integral part in solving the case, so let's call it a robbery as the motive."

Police have not released the names of the victims yet. If you have any information, please call CrimeStoppers at 234-2020.

Of course we'll be following this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com