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Elderly Monroe Township Couple Woken Up at Gunpoint, Handcuffed to Chairs During Home Invasion

An elderly woman opened her eyes early Friday morning to find the barrel of a gun staring back at her after masked men broke into the Gloucester County, New Jersey home she and her husband share, police said.

The 63-year-old Williamstown woman and her 65-year-old husband were then beaten, handcuffed to a chair and threatened with the gun and a knife as their house was ransacked, police said.

Monroe Township Police said at least two masked men forced their way into the Herbert Boulevard home through a first-floor bathroom window. They demanded the couple hand over cash, drugs and weapons.

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The robbers eventually fled the home and the couple were able to contact police around 7:20 a.m.

Investigators recovered evidence, including surveillance video, from the scene, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 856.728.9800 x239.

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