Man allegedly handcuffed, forced to open safe during home invasion robbery

Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-22 23:11:24-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly made off with guns and cash after handcuffing a man inside the his own home and demanding the victim open a safe.

A 62-year-old man called police at about 6:25 a.m. Sunday using a neighbor’s phone, and he told officers someone had broken into his home, handcuffed him and forced him to open a safe.

Police did not say what was stolen, but the homeowner told FOX 13 News off-camera that guns and money were inside the safe. The man said the suspect uncuffed him before leaving. The victim was not injured.

The victim said he did not recognize the suspect but said he believes he may have been targeted because he has family members with unpaid debts.

The suspect is described as a man in his 30s or 40s with an average height and build. His race is unknown. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.

The theft occurred in the area of 4100 South and 4100 West.