A reward is being offered as the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department looks for leads following a Monday night home invasion.
Sheriff Mike Hensley says a Pleasant Hill Drive resident was attacked as she was getting out of her car around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The sheriff says two men wearing ski masks forced the woman into the house and tied her up.
Hensley tells News 5 the men were demanding money and the combination to a home safe. He says they also threatened to kill the victim's husband.
Hensley believes the suspects knew the victim. "We have extra patrols out there. We hardly ever have calls it's a good neighborhood and like I say, this was a planned event. There is no question this was planned and they knew the family," he said.
We're told the suspects eventually left the home without taking anything. Police dogs were able to track them to the Marbleton Road area but then lost the trail.
We're told both were wearing masks on their faces. One was described as around 6' tall and was wearing a brown coat and jeans. There is no description for the other suspect, other than he was shorter than the first.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's department at (423) 743-1864.