A 78-year-old victim of a frightening home invasion said not being able to protect his wife and grandson made him feel helpless. The suspects are described as teenage girls.
The incident happened Saturday afternoon around 4:00pm at a Canal Winchester home on Isaac Road.
The Grandfather didn’t want to be identified but told NBC4 his 12-year-old grandson was playing out back when 2 girls knocked on his door and asked to use the restroom. He said he answered the door because he was expecting his son to arrive. The man said the girls were in the restroom about 10-minutes when the girls emerged with guns demanding money and jewelry.
“My wife, she says here I got some money and she gave her $14,” he said.
The man said that’s when the suspects noticed his grandson in the backyard.
“The one girl saw that my grandson was outside and she said there are people outside let’s go,” he said.
But instead of leaving right away they demanded more cash and jewelry while ordering the grandson to get away.
“My grandson they told him ‘we won’t hurt you go to your room’,” he said.
That’s when the man said helplessness turned to shock.
“I was unable to move I couldn’t do nothing I couldn’t even go to my wife, I couldn’t even go to my grandchild because she was screaming at me ‘don’t move’,” said the man.
Eventually, the 2 girls left with $14 in their pocket after terrorizing the family in ways the man said he’ll never forget.
“That incident ruined all of us especially myself because I was unable to move with the 2 gun pointed at me,” he said.
The suspects are described as 2 black females about 18-years-old, skinny, about 5’7” and dark-skinned with curly black hair. One has a tattoo on her left shoulder, the other was wearing a green jacket with writing on it. Both had guns. Call Columbus Police if you have any information.