CMPD Says Suspects Likely Targeted Elderly Woman in August 28, 2015 Home Invasion

From by Bora Kim, August 28, 2015

Police looking for the suspects responsible for a home invasion Friday morning in west Charlotte.

Officers were called to the home on the 1300 block of LaSalle Street around 7a.m.

A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said the 73-year-old victim came to him and asked that he call police.

He says she was in the shower when two men kicked in the back door. She told him they tied her up as they ransacked the house.

“She is elderly, she doesn’t bother anybody, she is the sweetest person you could ever meet. I don’t understand why anybody would want to do something like that to her,” said Shanika Ferguson, who lives next door.

“I’m feeling kind of scared. I’m ready to leave,” she said.

Responding officers canvassed the neighborhood looking for the suspects and information leading to an arrest.

Investigators have reason to believe this was not a random act of violence, and that the suspects may have targeted the home looking for drugs.

“What in the world is going on…. I’m getting upset,” said neighbor Keisha Jones, “I am devastated.”

A witness says he saw a black SUV parked outside the victim’s house with a female driver. He assumed they were waiting for the school bus.

“One was in the car, then I guess two came out the back door, cause she said two of them got her. I did see two people get in there, but I didn’t know what was going on.” he said.

Neighbors are growing increasingly anxious, since this home invasion comes four days after a deadly shooting at the gas station across the street.

The victim’s daughter says the family is now making arrangements to ensure her safety.

“My mother is fine, we want to let PD do their investigation, but mother is fine at the moment.”

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