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Easton Police Seek Women in Home Invasion

Police say two women forced their way into West Ward home Monday night.

Easton police are looking for a pair of armed women who forced their way into a West Ward home Monday night.

According to the Express-Times, the women knocked on the door of a home on North Oak Street around 11 p.m. Monday. When the woman who lived there answered, the robbers stormed into the house, police said.

One of them held a small silver handgun to the woman's head and demanded money. They left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Neither the woman or her two-year-old daughter were hurt.

Police say the robber who wielded the gun was white, wearing a red bandana over her face and a black hooded sweatshirt. The second robber was black, wearing all black clothing and a black bandana.

Although the robbery happened Monday, police said the victim didn't report what happened until Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information on the robbery should call police at 610-250-6634. 

The Crime Doctor website offers these tips for preventing home invasions:

  • Install solid core doors, heavy duty locks, and window security devices.
  • Lock all doors, windows, and garages at all times.
  • Use four three-inch screws to secure heavy duty lock strike plates in the door frame
  • Use the door peephole before opening the door, and use your porch light to help you to see clearly outside.
  • Never rely on a chain-latch as a barrier to partially open the door.
  • Never open the door to strangers or solicitors, and alert your neighbors to suspicious solicitors.
  • Call the police if the stranger acts suspicious.
  • Hold a family meeting to discuss home security plans.
  • Set the home perimeter alarm at night, if you have one.

We've also included a pamphlet from the Pennsylvania State Police that offers additional tips.

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