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Elderly couple looks to move after violent home invasion

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Updated: 12/12/2013 11:41 am
ATLANTA -- An elderly couple said they are too terrified to stay in their home of 47 years after a violent home invasion last week.

WSB-TV Channel 2's Craig Lucie learned the couple is starting to pack up to move to a senior facility.

Milton and Melba Seals said they are worried the men who ransacked their home last week may come back. Now, they are in the process of moving out of their home they have lived in for nearly half a century.

"I got to move all this furniture out of here. All the furniture out of my living room. Dining room," Milton said.

Milton, 80, and his wife Melba have been married for 57 years. They planned on staying in their home forever, but say what they experienced last week has terrified the whole family.

"I have one 6-year-old and one 7-year-old and they don't want to come and spend the night with granddad anymore and that kind of bothered me so we're ready to go," Milton said.

Last week, seven gunmen burst into their home on Lynhurst Drive, stole $700 in cash and tried to rip their TV off the wall.

Milton, an army veteran, said the men held a shotgun in his face with his grandson watching.

"They either would've whipped me or shot me. They were that desperate," Milton said.

Community activists are offering a $10,000 reward to catch the men responsible. Meanwhile, the Seals are looking for help with their move as they pack up their forever home.

"I need someone to volunteer to help me get out of this house and I appreciate it very kindly," Milton said.

The Seals are just now starting to box up what they can.

Anyone looking to help the couple can call Gary Bing at 770-374-7379.

Video: WSB-TV Atlanta
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