Victim of home invasion tells story of scary experience

In all of his 53 years of living on Parkdale Drive Bob Center, 81 never imagined he and his wife, Martha Rebecca would be invaded at their well-beloved home.

"My wife was in bed in her room, and I had just lathered up my hair, to take a shower and wash my hair, and I heard a noise at the back door," said Center.  That's when Center says a man armed with a handgun forced his way in to his home.

"The robber went back there and got  my wife out of her of bed and pointed at gun at her head," said Center.  Center says he never saw the man's face, but he felt his raft.

"The robber grabbed me and drug me on to the back room and then he grabbed my wife out of the bed and drug her around and made me give him all our money, my billfold with three checks in it and my debit card," said Center.  In the midst of the struggle and robbing, Center's wife was hurt.

"I guess the robber just turned her loose and she fell on the floor," said Center.  "She couldn't walk when I left her last night at the hospital."  Now, Center is praying that his wife gets better, and hopes his home is never under attack again.

"You see that kind of stuff on television, but you don't realize it's going to happen to you," said Center.  Police say the suspect is described as a black male, between 6'00" to 6'03" in height, between 200 to 220 lbs. in weight, between the age of 18 to 30, wearing a black ski mask and dark clothing.

If you have any information, call Tyler police immediately.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting.