A raw eyewitness account of a home invasion has shattered the sense of security in one New Haven neighborhood.
Investigators said the two men entered a home on Osborn Street Tuesday afternoon. A 38-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were tied up, and the suspects stole cell phones, electronics and their car.
The car, police said, was found Wednesday morning. Police are trying to lift fingerprints or find any other clues to help identify the men.
The residents were not seriously injured and their children were at school, police said.
"She knocked on my door and told me she just got robbed," said Lydia Torres, of New Haven.
But just minutes before, Torres went to their home and knocked on the door because she needed to borrow an appliance.
"I didn't hear anything, it was quiet," she said.
The suspects were in the home at the time and after not hearing one of the men talk, Torres said she walked away.
"Somebody was watching over me," said Torres, who feels she was lucky that day.
Video cameras captured a picture of one of the man walking away after he left the car on Henry Street.
After being terrorized in their own home, neighbors told Eyewitness News the folks who live on Osborn Street don't call it home anymore, simply out of fear of what happened.
"I am uncomfortable now. I'm looking over my shoulders," Torres said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 203-946-6316 or 203-946-6304 or the New Haven Police Tips Line at 203-946-2875.
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