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911 call: Woman wakes up to armed robber in bedroom

Posted October 10, 2013
Updated October 11, 2013

— The Wake County Sheriff's Office was canvassing a neighborhood off Penny Road Thursday night in an effort to generate leads about a recent home invasion in which a woman reported waking in the middle of the night to find an armed man in her bedroom.

The woman, whose husband was out of town, was home with her children last Friday when the alleged crime happened. A family friend, who is also an FBI agent, called 911 to report the home invasion because he said the woman was too terrified to speak with emergency dispatchers. 

The caller said the armed robber told the woman: "I've been in your house for the last couple of hours. I have some friends helping with the TVs that are in the house. I'm here for your jewelry. I've here for your cash."

The caller said the thief also made the woman write down her bank account number as well as her children's banking information.

canvass after armed break-in Deputies canvass Wake neighborhood after armed break-in

Then he said, "I've been doing this for the last seven years and haven't been caught. I need you to get $45,000 tomorrow. Leave it on Holloway Street," the caller told 911.

Authorities have not said whether any money was exchanged, but an incident report shows about $48,000 worth of jewelry and electronics as well as a gun were stolen from the house, near the intersection of Penny and Holly Springs roads.

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  • ThePunisher Oct 11, 5:29 p.m.

    anyone have a description of the perp?

  • bkahuna Oct 11, 5:22 p.m.

    Yeah, because we all know, that criminals always obey the laws, rules, etc.

    "Hate to say it, but a logical next step to consider in dangerous situations like this is a curfew that keeps everyone off the streets after 9 p.m." raleighboy524

    She was robbed in her home. So her being home diddn't mkake her safer."

  • bkahuna Oct 11, 3:22 p.m.

    It doesn't add up. Smells fishy. Can't wait until the truth unravels.

  • sweetlyght Oct 11, 2:29 p.m.

    "Hate to say it, but a logical next step to consider in dangerous situations like this is a curfew that keeps everyone off the streets after 9 p.m."
    raleighboy524

    She was robbed in her home. So her being home diddn't mkake her safer.

  • racheliza Oct 11, 2:08 p.m.

    And adopt a dog from the Wake County Animal Shelter!! They are full, so you can save a life and invest in protection for your home. Win win.

  • racheliza Oct 11, 2:03 p.m.

    Everybody talking about guns--having a gun did NOTHING for this woman. The guy had a weapon on her while she was asleep...

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 11, 1:24 p.m.

    "This homeowner could have been armed to the hilt, but that wouldn't help her if the robbers were able to sneak in undetected."

    That's why a dog, any ol dog, it doesn't have to be a dangerous, will do plus being armed. Be smart instead of a victim, she is very lucky.

  • NC Reader Oct 11, 1:13 p.m.

    You can't sleep with a gun in your hand or you might shoot yourself while you sleep. If a gun is not in your hand, though, and you wake up in the middle of the night with someone over you, that person probably already has your gun anyway. This homeowner could have been armed to the hilt, but that wouldn't help her if the robbers were able to sneak in undetected.

    It is completely understandable that someone might be so flustered or terrified after such an incident that he/she might call or run to the home of a law enforcement neighbor before dialing 911.

  • justagirl123 Oct 11, 12:27 p.m.

    im a big fan of conspiracy and love a good true crime story with a twist, but don't be so quick to judge. we may not have all the facts. maybe he told her not to call the cops? if so, maybe she felt safer calling a trusted friend in law enforcement. until I am woken up by a man in my house with a gun, I cant say how I would respond.

  • theblazer Oct 11, 12:18 p.m.

    Folks, you have 2 options. Call 911 or summon your 1911. When danger is immediate and present, which would you rather do?

    Yup, forget the police - take action yourself and do it right.

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