Raymore husband and wife beaten inside home, robbed by 3 men - KCTV5

Raymore husband and wife beaten inside home, robbed by 3 men

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The man and his wife suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to an area hospital. (KCTV5) The man and his wife suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to an area hospital. (KCTV5)
RAYMORE, MO (KCTV) -

A man and his wife are in the hospital after they were attacked and badly beaten inside their home on Thursday morning.

Police received the call at about 6:15 a.m.

The attack happened while the man was walking to his car, preparing to leave for work.

The man said three black men who he did not know approached him and forced him back inside his house. Once inside, the men attacked the couple, who police say are in their 50s, beating and robbing them.

Police have not released any further information about the possible suspects but did say that they wore masks.

The man and his wife suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to an area hospital.

Earlier in the day, police went into the home while the couple sat in the hospital. Police have been able to talk to one of them so far and that conversation led police to believe they were targeted. 

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Many of the residents KCTV5 News spoke with didn't want to speak on camera and were incredibly concerned for the married couple, as well as their own safety.

"At first, I thought maybe someone just had an accident and when I got a little bit closer and saw police cars and saw there's been some sort of break in," said Klayton Stout. "I realized it was a little more serious. They had the road blocked off. I could barely even leave."

"I was shocked that it happened here," said Terry Thornton. "We know it could happen anywhere. Only thing I can say is, we can be more vigilant these days."

At the time of publication, police were saying the threat may have been just to the couple. 

"We do believe, at least at this point in the investigation, that this house was specifically targeted," said Chief Jan Zimmerman with the Raymore Police Department.

"It's understandable to be frightened or to be worried about an incident like this, but know that we're out here, that the police department is going to keep them safe," said Zimmerman. 

In a neighborhood where violent crimes are far from normal, police are hoping someone saw something that can help them solve the case. 

"We are trying to narrow the timeframe of when the event actually started, because us being called at 6:15 means it's over and they're gone," Zimmerman said.

They have not yet released any specific suspect information.

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