South side woman tied up and robbed

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INDIANAPOLIS – ‪It has happened again, another home invasion shakes up a neighborhood.‬ ‪This one was off Madison Avenue on the south side, where a woman was tied up and robbed inside her own home Wednesday afternoon.‬

‪The woman, who is in her 60s, is fine.‬ ‪She told us nobody should have to go through what she did.‬

She didn’t want to share what the experience was like, but the look on her face and her shaking hands told the story. Indianapolis Metropolitan police said the woman answered a knock on her door; the person on the other side hit her in the face and made his way inside.‬ ‪He tied the woman up, took some jewelry and ran off.‬ ‪

The woman’s next door neighbor didn’t want his identity revealed, but says he was the victim of a similar crime and has taken steps to protect himself.‬

‪”(It happened in) 2008. That was when I got my first dog then, so yeah, after that happened, I got a dog and they help.”‬

‪Police don’t believe this is a random act.‬ ‪Regardless, it’s still scary for the woman and her family.‬

‪”I felt for them, because like I said, I went through it,” said her neighbor. “This is your place of solitude, your home, you don’t want someone to come in here (and) basically take control of it.”‬

Police are looking for the person who did this, and are following what they call “solid” leads.‬