'Please do not shoot us': Victim pleads for life during Forsyth County home invasion

It was a heart-stopping moment for one Forsyth County couple after they say they were robbed and tied up by a masked gunman.

"We were both begging him please do not shoot us," said the female victim. She and her boyfriend didn't want to be identified as the man responsible is still out there.

It was a desperate plea to stay alive after a woman says she and her boyfriend had a terrifying wake-up call.

"He was yelling with a gun pointed to my head telling me not to move. He had the gun pointed to my boyfriend yelling to open the safe, demanding money and gold," she said.

It happened inside a Forsyth County home early Thursday morning.

Forsyth Home Invasion

A surveillance camera caught the moments the intruder first came on their property. The video shows the masked man peeking around the door and lifting his mask for a better look inside.

"He held a gun to my head to make me tie my boyfriend's hands up, and I basically tied it like a shoelace. Then he made me put my hands behind my back and tied my hands up like a zip tie fashion," the woman said.

She said the masked man got away with over $6,000 in gold and cash and says he has visible tattoos on his neck and eyes.

She’s hoping someone will recognize the man and turn him in

"It was so scary. I thought we were going to be shot," the woman said.

Investigators with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office say they have identified a possible suspect in the case and believe the victims were targeted by someone who had knowledge of the home.

"Violent crimes like this one are rare in Forsyth County and will not be tolerated. Our deputies and detectives work tirelessly to identify and apprehend offenders who commit them. This individual’s days of freedom are numbered no matter where he may run to," Sheriff Ron Freeman said in a statement.

If you know anything about this incident, please contact the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.