ELMONT, New York, USA (sentinel.ht) – The Long Island home of Shoubou lead singer of the legendary Tabou Combo was the scene of home invasion Thursday morning. Three men, one with a knife, entered the home and then robbed the singer according to NYPD investigators.
Roger M. Eugene, which goes by nickname of Shoubou said “I want to tell everyone that I’m fine.”
The home invasion took place at his Elmont, NY home at about 1:40 am, Thursday, December 1. The robbers, according to investigators, entered the home by removing the bars and a screen off of a basement window. Shoubou, 69, was in his bedroom with his wife, a 70-year old.
Shoubou says that he and his wife have not been able to sleep since the home invasion. The couple told the investigators that they were brutally pushed to the floor as two of the men held them subdued with pillows over their heads while the other ransacked the home for money.
“They entered my room, and they put me flat on the ground,” he said, feeling fortunate he and his wife were unharmed. “And after a while,” he continued, “maybe someone was outside, waiting for them to tell them what was happening. They opened the door (front), and the alarm triggered.”
They fled the scene with about $60 in cash, said Eugene in substance believed “they could have done more damage if we had acted recklessly.”
“They asked for money,” said Eugène adding that in all likelihood it was the only thing they were looking for by targeting him. The burglars may have been homeless suspects Shoubou according to the testimony given to law enforcement.