East side woman survives home invasion, robbery

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An east side woman spent a frightening few moments while she was home alone in her apartment early Monday morning.  And now police are looking for two suspects who kicked in her door and robbed her at gunpoint.

Yvonne Ware was sleeping in her ground floor apartment on Red Mill Drive, off 38th and Franklin Road when she said she heard a thud.

"When I raised my head up, I see the gun coming around the corner. And then the gentleman stepped out and told me, 'Do not move. Do not move. Don't make no sudden moves,'" Ware told Eyewitness News.

She told police it was dark, so she wasn't able to identify the robbers.

Ware said she saw a silver gun, "And I just kept saying, 'Lord, please don't hurt me. Please don't hurt me. Don't shoot me, sir. Please don't shoot me"

They made her lie face-down in her bathtub while they ransacked her house. She said they took her television, laptop and phone, among other items.

"Please don't take my life. I have a lot to live for," she said as she recounted her thoughts to Eyewitness News.

Police have no other reports of similar crimes taking place in this area.  But this is one that has neighbors on edge.

Ware was not hurt, so that's the good news to report this morning.  Police are still investigating.

If you have any information about this break-in, you can call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS (8477).