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Victim gives chilling details of home invasion

New Orleans, La. - The victim, who FOX 8 will not identify, says Wednesday, he and his wife were settling down for the night when around 9:30 , two men broke the lock on his side gate and began trying to pry open the backdoor of his home in the 4000 block of Franklin Ave.

"We heard a boom and then we heard it again. That's when she came over here and said, oh, I think somebody's busting in the backdoor," says the victim.

At that moment, he says the two men came through the backdoor armed with a tire iron. He says they walked up to his wife and hit her.

"They hit her and then they went to hit her again and I told them, no. She got on her knees and said, please don't hit me anymore and that's when I fell on the floor and she tried to protect me. She was on my back and said, please don't hit my husband, he's cripple," says victim

The victim says the men began screaming at them.

"They said, where's the money? Where's the gun? Where's the money? Where's the gun?" says victim.

The couple handed over their money and a gun, they'd kept in the house.

They say the thieves also stole their television off the wall and some jewelry.

The victim says while he didn't recognize the two men, he believes his home was targeted.

"If it was random thing, like a stranger, they usually go everywhere in the house. Once they got what they wanted, he told the other guy, I got it. Let's go," says the victim.

The woman, who was hit in the head, was treated at the hospital for a laceration.

If you know anything that could help police solve the case, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111.

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