ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Some elderly residents in the Northeast Heights have been victims of violent home invasions in the past week.
KRQE News 13 recently reported on a woman who says she was robbed by two men who came to her house with a U-Haul, forced her inside the home and tied her up while they took her belongings. Police say neighbors interrupted the robbery and the men fled in a U-Haul and the homeowner’s car.
An hour before that incident occurred, police say an 80-year-old woman called police after two men attempted to convince her to open her door because they were there “to help her move.” She did not open the door and called police.
Then, on Oct. 7, police say a 77-year-old woman was forced inside her home at gunpoint when she returned home from grocery shopping. Once inside, one of the men held her at gunpoint while the other went through her home and took her things.
The woman told police one of the men said, “Tie her up like the other ones.” They didn’t tie her up, but left in the woman’s Ford Fusion.
Police say these incidences have all happened in the same area around Chelwood Park and Indian School. Officers are advising residents not to open the door for anyone they’re not expecting.
Those with any information on these burglaries are asked to call police.