Crime Watch: Home invasion

South Haven, Mich. Criminals are looking for easy targets and often senior citizens fit the bill.

During a recent home invasion in South Haven, Michigan, an elderly man was bound, beaten and robbed.

It’s our Crime Watch story of the week. Thursday morning, Lt. Cindy Kilgore joined us with important reminders to keep you and your loved ones safe.

The victim is a 70-year-old man who was living alone. It happened just before 2 a.m. on October 7 in the 500-block of Center Street. He was woken up when the suspect pounced on him in his bed. The victim tried to fight him off, but the suspect overpowered him, then bound and blindfolded him, demanded money.

If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP or 800-342-STOP. You can leave an anonymous tip and may be eligible for a reward if your information leads to an arrest or conviction.