Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:18 PM
Updated: Nov 24, 2012 3:08 PM
A woman was choked during a home invasion in Madison County, Monday November 19th. Now a neighborhood is on close watch hoping it won't happen again. It all happened in the 300 block of Tates Creek Avenue in Richmond.
Just after dusk, Carol Lane was watching TV when she heard someone banging on her front door. She said it was her next door neighbor, absolutely terrified.
"(My neighbor said) Someone broke into my house. She was scared to death, just pitiful, she scared me," exclaimed Lane.
According to Richmond Police a young woman heard a knock at her door and when she opened it, two men forced their way inside. It was then, the woman told officers she tried to call 911, but one of the men began choking her. They stole her TV and cell phone before fleeing. Lane said the home invasion has the neighborhood on edge.
"I talked to my neighbor across the street and as soon as I told her, she said well now I'm scared," stated Lane.
Lane has two watch dogs, but said she has also taken extra precautions to make sure she stays safe.
"I covered up my basement windows too, because sometimes I go down in the basement at night and I don't want anybody peeking in. I've been making sure the doors are locked, the front door, the screen door is locked," said Lane.
Police say the two men are still on the loose. One of the robbers is described as a black man, standing around six-and-a-half feet tall, weighing about 200 pounds with short hair and a goatee. The other is a white man who was wearing a ski mask, jeans and a sweatshirt. If you have information, you're asked to call police.