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.