Thorsby police are releasing a few more details about a kidnapping and robbery of an elderly man and his caretakers on Easter.
Police say it all began when two suspects tried to rob a 94-year-old man and his caretakers walked in on the crime.
Officials say around 9 a.m. Easter Sunday, two suspects armed with weapons approached Charles Dunlap's home on 3rd Street in Thorsby. Police said there was no sign of forced entry, so they believe somehow the men convinced Dunlap to let them inside.
The suspects tied Dunlap up and began to rob him. At some point, Timothy and Donna Henderson, a husband and wife who have cared for the elderly man for years, came by the house to check on him as normal. They walked in on the robbery and one suspect ended up driving Mrs. Henderson back to her home a couple miles away on Jones Street.
Thorsby Police Chief Rodney Barnett would not say what happened at that home, but he said Mrs. Henderson was eventually released unharmed, as was her husband and Mr. Dunlap who had a few cuts on his wrists.
At this time, police are not saying if the suspects and victims knew each other, what the motive was, or if anything was stolen. ABI and the FBI are investigating the case.
The two suspects are still on loose, but Chief Barnette says there is no reason for residents to have a "heightened" alarm. He said residents should always be on guard, and if you notice anything suspicious to call police.
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