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Hillsborough police seek men who tied up Riverview family

RIVERVIEW­—Authorities sought at least two men who tied up and robbed a family late Thursday night.

Christina Weber, 29, woke just after 10 p.m. to see a man hovering over her bed at 11200 Tucker Road in Riverview, Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies said. The man covered Weber's head, tied her up with rope and dragged her into the living room.

One of the men then pulled a 13-year-old boy out of the room where he was sleeping, bound him with rope and brought him into the living room too. Deputies said Weber and the boy were held for nearly two hours, while the men waited for Charles J. Sanders, 60, to return home.

When Sanders walked inside, the men struck him on the head, tied him up and ransacked the house before taking off in Sanders' silver 2002 Chevy Astro van with missing headlights, deputies said. Inside the house, one of the family members broke loose and called for help just after midnight Friday.

Sanders was treated at the scene for cuts on his head, but Weber and the boy weren't injured. Deputies searched the area from the air but were still looking Friday for the two or three men involved in the robbery.

Hillsborough police seek men who tied up Riverview family 09/13/13 [Last modified: Friday, September 13, 2013 10:11pm]
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