Home-invasion robbers threaten Gainesville woman


Published: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 12:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 12:51 p.m.

A woman was held at gunpoint while robbers ransacked her southeast Gainesville home, police reported.

The 68-year-old woman told officers she was awoken by armed men early Wednesday, said police spokeswoman Officer Summer Hallett.

The door to the home in the 1000 block of SE 20th Street appeared to have been kicked in, officers reported.

The woman said the men told her they wanted the money and to show them where it was. When she told them she didnít have any money, they forced her onto the bathroom floor, put a towel over her head and rummaged through the house. The pair fled with several thousand dollars in cash and some jewelry, according to officers.

While at the home, the suspects referred to a person by name and told the woman they knew he came there.

The robbers were wearing gloves and masks as well as long-sleeves shirts, police reported.

The resident was not injured, Hallett said. The home-invasion robbery occurred shortly after 4 a.m.

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