Disabled man tied up and robbed inside Westminster home
WESTMINSTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- A man, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, was tied up, threatened, and robbed inside his Westminster home Sunday.
“I thought I was going to get killed,” said John Webb.
Webb relived the frightening events that occurred in his home Sunday evening.
“They tied my legs to the legs of a chair -- kitchen chair. They tied my wrists behind my back,” Webb said.
The physically disabled 55-year-old says a man and a woman in their 20s walked into his house through an unlocked door and robbed him.
“They said, ‘Give us all your money,’ I said, ‘Well, what are you talking about?’ and they said, ‘You heard me, give us all your money,’ and so I immediately gave them cash that I had on me,” Webb said.
Webb, who owns a company that manufactures medical equipment, says the intruders also took his cell phone. Initially Webb thought it was a joke, but quickly realized it wasn’t.
The male party was armed with a baseball bat, a female party was armed with a knife -- both wearing hooded sweatshirts, bandannas covering the lower half of their face, sunglasses,” an officer said.
“The woman held her knife close to my head and said, ‘Don’t do anything stupid,’ so I thought it appropriate not to do anything stupid,” Webb said.
Webb says he doesn’t know if he was targeted because of his disability, or because he is a successful businessman.
“Armed home invasion is reprehensible to say the least. You throw a handicapped individual into the picture, and becomes all that much worse,” Webb said.