Police, Community Searching for Answers after Home Invasion

Police, Community Searching for Answers after Home Invasion

NYPD are investigating a deadly home invasion in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.

An beloved elderly couple that lived on Decatur Street may have been targeted for a home invasion that ended in death.

Waldiman and Edith Thompson were tied up by unknown individuals who entered their apartment. Edith was able to untie herself and make the call for help. “Upon the officers’ arrival they were met by a 99-year-old female who identified herself as being the 911 caller, as well as the homeowner. This 99-year-old female further stated that unknown people entered her apartment and tied her and her husband up,” NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said.

Police discovered Waldiman unresponsive and still tied up inside the home. Despite CPR efforts, he was later declared dead at an area hospital. His wife was treated for her own injuries. “Superficial marks around her legs consistent with being tied up, and she was ultimately removed to an area hospital for further evaluation,” Kemper said.



NYPD say the home was ransacked, and it’s believed the couple had a large amount of cash inside their home, as they owned the building and collected rent from other tenants.

Police are investigating the incident, looking for surveillance video and interviewing neighbors. Police have said the death is a homicide, and its possible the victims were followed into their ground floor apartment by the suspects, possibly four of them.

Please visit the official NYPD website for more information. 

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