Milwaukee woman held at gunpoint during home invasion near 60th and Keefe
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee woman was held at gunpoint during a home invasion over the weekend.
The victim was working in her home office around 1 a.m. Sunday morning when three men entered her house near 60th and Keefe.
She says two of them had guns.
“I didn’t even register at first that they were people,” the woman said, who didn’t want to be identified. “I just knew there was a dark object there that wasn’t supposed to be there. It completely freaked me out.”
The robbers took her phone, her wallet and the keys to steal her car.
“The first guy who had the gun in my face just told me to sit still, don’t move, we won’t hurt you,” she said.
The woman says this is the third time in two years her car’s been stolen, and this was the second time she was held up at gunpoint for it.
Neighbors couldn’t believe it happened again to her.
“I love her to death,” said Timothy Thompson-Ball, who lives down the street. “She’s a nice, independent woman but they keep messing with her, keep targeting her.”
Thompson-Ball says the street needs more police patrols.
“Everybody’s probably going to get cameras just like I have around my house so you can see what’s going on,” he said.
The victim confirmed that, saying she did plan to get cameras as well as brighter lights for around her house.
She also said she left her back door unlocked that night, a mistake she won’t be making again.
Police say her car has been recovered and is being processed for evidence.