Elderly couple robbed at gun point; Prays with alleged thieves

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City Police are looking for two armed robbers after they allegedly invaded an elderly couple’s home Wednesday.

It happened near N.W. 10th  and MacArthur in northwest Oklahoma City.

Early that morning, Carrie and Dale Beaver’s front door was unlocked and open.

Two masked men walked into their home as if they were invited.

"Boy, they were in the house within just a matter of seconds and they both had guns and they were just pointing them right at me,” says Carrie Beaver. “All I saw was those holes and I said, ‘Well what do you want?’  And they said, ‘Cash.”

“You're a fool. That's so stupid,” says Dale Beaver. “Armed robbery that’s probably at least 20 years, it just don’t make sense.”

While one of the armed robbers ransacked the house, the other stayed with the couple.

“I said, ‘Can I pray for you?’ And he said, ‘If you want,” says Mrs. Beaver. “Then I said, ‘Now will you please put the gun away?’ And he did. He was gentle. He treated us with respect and I wasn’t afraid of him.”

Even the threat of losing their lives in their living room couldn't darken this fun loving couple's sense of humor.

“I told him go ahead and shoot,” says Dale Beaver. “Momma could use the insurance money!”

They both say you can take the cars, the money and the TV’s, but it's the wedding and anniversary rings that mean the most.

“When he wasn’t looking at me I slipped them underneath the doily and the paper,” says Carrie Beaver. “So that he wouldn’t see them in case they decided they might want them.”

Mr. Beaver's ring was not as lucky. But there's a necklace Mrs. Beaver is missing that left them thinking the men may have left with a little spiritual guidance.

“On it, it says 'God loves me' on one side of the heart,” says Mrs. Beaver. “Why would a thief steal something that says 'God loves me' when he knows he’s doing wrong?”

The Beavers described both men as being in their early 20’s and wearing hoodies. One of them had tattoos on the back of his hands.

If you have any information that might lead police to them, call (405) 235-7300.

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