A mother and daughter said they are terrified after they said at least three people tried to break into the daughter’s house Monday morning. Police said they responded to the house near Avenue T and 47th street at 8:20 a.m.
“That fear in her voice is something I will never, ever forget,” said the mom. Her daughter lives across the street, and when she noticed strangers in her backyard, she called her mom.
“It sounded like someone was messing with the bathroom window, and I just thought, ‘Oh, I’m being paranoid, it’s fine,'” said the daughter, “Once I looked out of the door, there was one guy in a red hoodie taking off toward the front part of the fence, and one taking off toward the back part of the fence.”
“She said ‘Mom, help.’ She was extremely scared, and I just took off out the front door, not expecting to see them right in front of me,” said the mom.
They called police, but the suspects ended up getting away.
“I just started yelling telling them to get away from the house. Go away and then I started yelling for another neighbor, my next door neighbor, because anytime we need him, he’s right there,” said the mom.
It’s actually common to see home burglaries during the day. National statistics show 65 percent happen between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. because people aren’t home or they’re at work. Luckily for this family, all the neighbors look out for each other. The daughter said nothing is missing and they’re physically OK, but just want people in the area to keep their eyes peeled.
“When someone knocks on your door, don’t open it to anybody you don’t know, but don’t be quiet. Let them that there is someone there, because I think that is why they came back because they didn’t think anyone was home,” said the mom.