COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A rash of Collier County home invasions has authorities trying to figure out if they are all connected. Just this month, masked thieves armed with guns hit 3 homes in Collier. The people inside of the homes were bound with duct tape and their houses ransacked. In all cases, the robbers went in with guns. But, what's unique about the break-in's, the one on Golden Oaks Lane, the robbers were not wearing masks and the home owner was badly injured.
"I've known him all my life, so it's definitely really crazy to hear, it's sad really," said neighbor Tucker Fedorchek.
A man attacked, tied up with duct tape, right inside of his home on Golden Oaks Lane. Last Wednesday, two men pointed their guns at him and demanded money.
"It's just crazy how close it was, nothing like this has ever happened like this, so it's different."
The victim tried to break free during the home invasion, and he was beaten.
"We are locking up the shed, locking up the house, not leaving a key outside, not staying out late definitely."
And just about 12 minutes up the road, on White Boulevard, another family was robbed at gunpoint. WINK News Reporter Vanessa Ruffes spoke to a woman who helped that family of six.
"Just about 10:00 on a Thursday, they came over to use the phone because their cell phones had been taken in the robbery."
The sheriff's report says on February 13th, five masked man entered their house through an unlocked door.
"It was surprising your neighbors needing your help, you can tell it had been a distressing situation for them."
And now, police are trying to figure out if these two robberies are linked to a house robbed south of downtown Naples Monday night. The family was also duct taped and held at gun point.