A masked man with a handgun broke into a home on Thompson Street in Glastonbury and tied up a couple just after 10:30 p.m. on Monday.
Lynn Murray, 71, and her 69-year-old husband, Bob Murray, were sitting inside their home when an intruder, dressed all in black, came in, tied them up and threatened them with a gun, according to police and Bob Murray.
Bob Murray said the intruder pointed a gun at their heads, tied their hands with phone cord, demanded them to take him to the safe.
The intruder brought them downstairs, tied their hands and feet and threatened to shoot them if they turned around, Bob Murray said.
The robber tied Lynn's wrist so tight during the home invasion that it broke, he said. Lynn was taken to the Marlborough Medical Center at Middlesex Hospital, but is expected to be OK.
Bob, who was not hurt. said the intruder ransacked house and left with $600 in cash and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.
He does not know who the robber is, but said it seems like the person knew the house.
Police are asking the community to be on alert because the intruder is still on the loose.
“At this point, we expect all members to be vigilant. Make sure your home is locked and make sure you pay attention to your surroundings," Sgt. Rick McKeon said.
Detectives will be back on Thompson Street early Tuesday morning to continue their investigation.