Elderly man dies after being tied up, robbed during home invasion

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They are 91 and 100 years old. That is what investigators are trying to figure out. Photos: Scene of deadly home invasion in Brooklyn " Oh my god. "He was like a father to me", Karlene Grose, Waldiman Thompson's niece, told WABC Wednesday.

Ethlin told police that it was four men who tied her up and tied up her husband, leaving them immobile as the robbers rummaged through the house for something to steal, according to the New York Daily News. Waldiman Thompson is now dead.

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Suspect Rex Williams, 42, of Brooklyn, was in the Bedford-Nostrand Ave. station along the G line at about 9 p.m. Tuesday when he got into a dispute with a 47-year-old man he knows, cops said.

The suspects targeted the woman first - creeping up behind her, throwing a blanket over her head and tying her up with a cord - before doing the same to her husband. Inside the home, they found Waldiman still tied and unconscious. Her injuries are not serious, police say. When officers arrived, the woman met them and said her husband was still in the home. The wife is being treated for superficial marks to her legs consistent with being tied up. "They're church people. I would see them walking around going to the laundromat. Fun-loving people. Everybody loved them", said the victim's brother, Garfield Pringle. There wasn't initially any sign of forced entry, though police stressed that the investigation is still in its preliminary stages. Crime scene tape surrounded the brownstone as detectives scoured for clues, including surveillance video.

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