Brentwood family held at gunpoint during home invasion - WKRN News 2

Brentwood family held at gunpoint during home invasion

Posted: Updated: Oct 15, 2013 3:22 PM CDT
Faizi Crofts Faizi Crofts
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -

A Brentwood family is lucky to be alive after being held at gunpoint in their own home over the weekend.

The home invasion took place at the family's home on Moores Lane near Covington Drive.

Members of the Crofts family returned home after walking to a nearby store around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.  A few moments later, two black males entered through the unlocked garage door armed with handguns.

The men took cash, credit cards and electronics while holding Faizi Crofts, his wife and two teenage sons at gunpoint for about 10 minutes.

"There's no amount of time that doesn't feel like eternity when the stakes are the lives of your family," said Crofts.

He told News 2 his wife and oldest son were each pistol-whipped during the robbery.

The men were wearing bandanas to conceal their identities.  Police said the suspects are around 18 years old.

Officials say one of the stolen credit cards was used in a Nashville store within hours of the home invasion. 

Crofts admits the family's doors were often unlocked, a practice he's already changed.

Police have given descriptions of the two males.

The first male is black and in his late teens to early 20s. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, black shirt, black knit cap and a blue bandanna over his face.

The second male is also black and in his late teens to early 20s. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt with white stripes, a black knit cap and a blue bandanna over his face.

Both suspects were armed with handguns.

Anyone with information about those responsible for the crime is urged to contact Brentwood police at 615-507-2731.

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