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A 91-year-old man dies during burglary in home

Thompson and his 100-year-old wife Ethlin in their Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone for decades.

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On Wednesday, the group of emotionless burglars broke into the three-story home of an elderly couple on Decatur St. near Marcus Garvey Blvd. They broke into couple’s home to stole something value but the heartless burglars took something precious on Wednesday. The team of burglars took the life of 91-year-old Waldiman Thompson, according to the police.

A 91-year-old man dies during burglary in home

Thompson and his 100-year-old wife Ethlin in their Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone for decades. Every day the couple greeted their neighbors on their block by saying “Have a blessed day!”

The incident took place on Wednesday at around 3:15 PM when some uninvited and unwanted visitors entered their home.

They were four men broke into the home, they thew blanket over Thompson’s wife Ethlin Thompson’s head, the burglars then tied up the couple, Ethlin told the police, according to the source, Daily News reported.

The robbers tied her beloved husband Waldiman Thompson by his legs and arms, they also tied up Ethlin by her legs and begun searching for valuable items in the home.

Somehow, Ethlin managed to get free herself, she ran and start screaming when the thieves left, she called the authorities on 911.

A 55-year-old vendor, Paul Patterson said, “I was coming home from work. She came out running and screaming.”

He said, when he asked the elderly woman what happened to her, she replied him, “They tied me and my husband up and robbed us…. My husband is lying down there and he might be dead.”

Barry Henderson, Thompsons another neighbor said, Ethlin told him the same thing.

Henderson said, “She was sitting there, crying ‘My husband is inside! They tied him up and tied me up too.'”

According to the commanding officer of Brooklyn North and NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, the authorities received call at around 3:30 PM.

Kemper said, “We’re treating this as a homicide home invasion robbery.”

Ethlin Thompson’s brother, Garfield Bringle said, “She’s a loving person. She gives everybody money. I don’t know who would do this.”

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