GENEVA CO., AL (WSFA) - The search for two suspects connected to a home invasion in Geneva County last week continues.
Authorities have increased the reward for their capture, with help from community member.
Last Week, the district attorney and members of the community put up $5,000 as a reward for any info regarding the case.
Now, the reward has been increased to $12,000 for anyone who comes forward with information, leading to an arrest and conviction.
The case began after two Geneva County residents had to be taken to the hospital following a violent home invasion Wednesday. It occurred at a home on Steven Ferry Rd, off of highway 87, around 7:30 p.m.
The elderly couple, who lived at the residence, were reportedly assaulted and robbed during the home invasion.
Authorities say the two male suspects are 6'2" tall and 230 pounds. One was wearing a white t-shirt and "Bermuda" shorts. The other wearing all gray and carrying a pink or orange backpack or bag. The victims say, one of them was also wearing "Under Armor" tennis shoes.
Authorities offered this tip to avoid finding yourself in a similar situation.
"The biggest thing we try to tell people is don't set up a routine; don't always do things the exact same way. Try to be aware of your surroundings and what's going on," said Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms.
Sheriff Helms also advises residents to lock their doors and keep their properties well lit.
Home security systems also help deter break ins.
If you have any information regarding this home invasion, contact The Geneva County Sheriff's Office at 684-5660.