(Photo by Paul Shelton)
WACO (August 2, 2012)—Police were investigating Thursday after a disabled Waco man was robbed in his home at 1432 Sheppard St. after he answered a knock at the door from a man who said he was having car trouble.
The robber put tape over the 60-year-old victim’s eyes and taped his hands.
Then he gathered up cash and firearms, threatening the victim with one of the guns.
He left the victim taped up in a wheelchair inside the house, but somehow the disabled man was able to answer the phone and yell for help when a friend call after the robber had fled.
Further details weren’t immediately available.
It was the second such incident at the address in less than two months.
Officers were sent to the same home on June 5 after a neighbor called police and reported that he found a man taped to a chair inside the house.
Reports indicated that someone broke into the home, tied the man to a chair, robbed him of money and other items and left the house.
The victim told officers the robber held a gun to his cheek and demanded he give up the combination to his safe.
The victim said the robber escaped through the home's back door with a significant amount of cash from the safe.
The 60-year-old victim told police it was the second time in less than a week his home had been broken into while he was there.
It’s not clear whether the man robbed Thursday was the same one who was the victim of the robbery on June 5.