Prairie Village couple wakes up to masked gunmen in bedroom - KCTV5

Prairie Village couple wakes up to masked gunmen in bedroom

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An elderly couple woke up in the middle of the night to two armed masked who police believe were targeting their home. (Nathan Vickers/KCTV5 News)) An elderly couple woke up in the middle of the night to two armed masked who police believe were targeting their home. (Nathan Vickers/KCTV5 News))
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (KCTV) -

An elderly couple woke up in the middle of the night to two armed masked who police believe were targeting their home.

Normally, Elaine and John Douglas' dog, Lulu, barks at every new face in their home.

"She barks at everyone, especially strangers. She never barked at those guys," Elaine Douglas said.

Instead, it was their bedroom light that woke them and two men with guns.

"I was just paralyzed. I didn't know what to do, there was nothing I could do," Elaine Douglas said.

The men had forced their way through the front door, gone through shelves and drawers. They took jewelry, a gun and cash the couple stored in a book.

"They knew exactly where to look," Elaine Douglas said.

That's why police believe the intruders singled out the home.

"There's a connection between what was taken and how it was taken. I don't think it was someone who knew them or vice versa, but there is another party down the line that could be connected to the suspects," Capt. Wes Lovett said.

The Douglas family is safe, but they fear the intruders or someone else could return.

"All I can think about is those guys going through everything and seeing everything they've done. It was scary," Elaine Douglas said.

Police believe this was an isolated incident. They don't think the men are targeting other homes in the neighborhood.

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