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Police: robbers tied up victims at gunpoint

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Compton Daishar. Source: Evansville Police Department Compton Daishar. Source: Evansville Police Department
Patrick Thomas.Source: Evansville Police Department Patrick Thomas.Source: Evansville Police Department
Giavonni Wickware. Source: Evansville Police Department Giavonni Wickware. Source: Evansville Police Department
Nicholas Cox. Source: Evansville Police Department Nicholas Cox. Source: Evansville Police Department

Four suspects are in jail Friday night accused of breaking into an Evansville home in the early morning hours and tying up a mother and her son at gunpoint.

Officers arrested 37-year-old Patrick Thomas, 26-year-old Nicholas Cox, 20-year-old Compton Daishar and 22-year-old Giavonni Wickware.

The victims say they have no idea why they were targeted.

Police say it happened before 2 a.m. Friday morning inside their home in the 1100 block of South Lombard Avenue.

Police say the suspects didn't get away with much, but the victims say they were scared for their lives.

"He was standing right there where you're at with a shotgun pointed at me," said Shari Warren.     

Shari Warren shows 14 News her bedroom where she says she and her son were tied up on the floor early Friday morning with guns pointed at their heads.

"I just thought we were going to die. Just, one was at my head with a shotgun pointed at me," Shari said. 

"He was like turn the light on and I went to turn it on and he's like, don't move I'm going to shoot you," victim Jimmy Marshel said. 

Shari says the suspects demanded money and drugs, then ransacked each room while she and her son laid on the floor wondering what would happen next.

"I could hear one of them saying, "Kill'em. Go ahead and kill'em." What kept him from pulling the trigger and killing me, I don't know," Shari said. 

Shari says that the men got in last night through the backdoor which had been left unlocked for her two grandkids who weren't home at the time.

"We all lookout for each other. I have never felt unsafe here, but now I do. I just am very, very afraid," Shari said. 

Shari was able to dial 911. Minutes later, police arrested the suspects outside an apartment complex down the street. They also recovered a few electronics and collectible dolls, the only items the suspects tried to take.

"What would possess you to do this to another human being? I just, just don't understand," Shari said. 

The victims say they'll be keeping their doors locked from now on and are urging their neighbors to do the same.

The suspects are in the Vanderburgh County Jail, charged with robbery with a firearm and burglary with injury.

The burglary with injury charge is based on facial injuries one of the victims received when he was struck in the face. 

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