FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A woman in Fort Wayne recovered Wednesday after she spent part of Tuesday night fearing for her life and a young child's.
Tuesday night, Fort Wayne police were called to the 4700 block of Reed Street after two men robbed a woman at her home.
According to the victim, two men broke into her home, tied her up and demanded her things.
Arcenio Haynes heard the story on the news and immediately thought of his sister who lives nearby.
"It's happening when everybody's sleeping and you're kind of complacent at 11:30 at night," said Haynes.
According to the victim, a seemingly polite man knocked on her door, saying he needed a ride and asked to use her phone. She gave him permission to sit on her porch.
After knocking on her door a couple more times, he eventually barged inside. Then, another man showed up. The two men were armed with metal pipes and tied her hands with an extension cord.
She cooperated, concerned for her life and her friend's child, who was sleeping in the back room.
The men loaded up several belongings in her car, including her phones and jewelry, hoping to drive away with it.
Before they could get her television and other larger items inside, she made her way to the front door and yelled for help.
Her neighbor heard her and called 911. The men ran away.
"I think it's someone in the neighborhood honestly because they're targeting the same people apparently, something's not getting done about it," said Haynes.
No one was injured.
Police have not arrested anyone yet.
"It's a high concern for my sister because I have my niece and nephew as well and if they would it three houses down, there's no telling if they'd do it every house on this block."
The Fort Wayne Police Department does not believe this was random. They also don't believe it's related to any previous home invasions.
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