Atmore PD: elderly couple tied up and robbed at knife-point by daughter's boyfriend


An elderly Atmore couple went through a terrifying encounter with their daughter's boyfriend after he allegedly robbed them at knife-point.

Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said the elderly couple awoke to a knock at the door by Albert Dubose, 51, who was their daughter's boyfriend.

"It's almost unimaginable. You let someone in your home that you trust and they turn on you," said Chief Brooks.

Dubose had allegedly walked to the victims home on South Main Street around 2 a.m. on Saturday.

When the female victim opened the door, things turned violent.

"Mr. Dubose brandished a knife to the elderly female victim and forced her to an area where he stole an undisclosed amount of cash," Chief Brooks said.

But it wasn't over.

Chief Brooks says Dubose then led the woman into a room where her husband was sleeping - forcing them to lay on the bed before tying them up with bedsheets.

Police say Dubose then took off with their truck.

"The female victim was able to escape and then called the police a little bit later that morning," said Chief Brooks.

In a strange twist, police say Dubose returned to the home hours later and was arrested.

According to Chief Brooks, Dubose spent the day before the attack shopping with the female victim and her daughter.

The victims told NBC 15 that they're shocked their daughter's boyfriend would do this and they still can't stop thinking about what happened to them.

The victims were still too shaken up to speak on camera but said Dubose had been dating their daughter for about three months and he had never seemed violent or threatening.

The victims said that Dubose had actually done yard work for them before.

Thankfully, neither of the victims were physically injured.

Dubose has been charged with two counts of kidnapping, robbery and theft of property.