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.