Masked men ransack home of Prairie Village couple in their late 80’s, 90’s before daybreak on Friday

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- Lulu the guard dog sounds more ferocious than she looks. Her bark is often an alarm for her owners. But when Elaine and John Douglas needed her the most, Lulu was oddly quiet.

"When they turned on the bedroom light, they were standing at the foot of the bed with their guns pointed at us," Elaine told FOX 4's Judy Le.

The couple lay in bed while two men wearing masks ransacked their room at 4:30 Friday morning. Paralyzed with fear, Elaine said she felt helpless as the armed men went through her house.

"They were here quite awhile because they did all this other stuff," said Elaine.

The robbers stole jewelry and a pistol. Douglas said she keeps emergency money inside books, something only family members know, but the robbers went through every shelf. Their reliable Lulu didn't even make a sound.

Police said this is not a random crime.

"I haven't done anything because all I can think about was those two guys going through everything and seeing everything they've done," said Elaine, who has yet to clean the mess the intruders left behind.

Elaine is 89 years old, her husband 99, and they said they don’t understand why anyone would target them, the couple who lives in the smallest house on the block.

If you have information, please contact the Prairie Village Police Department at (913) 642-5151 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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