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Police seek suspects who tied up, poured gasoline on Oakland County couple

Posted at 5:32 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 18:32:05-05

Oakland County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for four suspects who poured gasoline on a couple, tied their wrists and ankles and then proceeded to rob them. 

The 63-year-old male victim said he and his girlfriend were watching TV in their basement when four armed men wearing ski masks ran down the stairs and held them at gunpoint.

Police say the suspects tied up the victims using zip ties on their wrists and ankles, and then demanded money. 

The male victim said he previously owned a marijuana dispensary and believed the home invasion was related to that business. 

He claims he got out of the business due to a man he knew pressuring him to sell him marijuana plants, which the victim refused.

During the home invasion, the male victim was allegedly repeatedly kicked in the rib cage by the suspects.

They also poured gasoline on the victims, police say, threatening to set them and the house on fire if they did not give them money.

The suspects reportedly stole $7,200 cash from the victim's home that was in a closet.