Updated: Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009, 7:26 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009, 2:34 PM EDT
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Home alone, a 16-year-old girl was sitting on her couch watching TV and waiting for her mother to get home from work when danger came knocking on the door.
Police say two men with guns shoved their way through the front door and began ransacking the apartment near the corner of Jefferson Avenue and J.Clyde Morris Boulevard.
The girl's mother, Christine, told WAVY.com one man held her daughter at gunpoint on the couch while the other man began searching the apartment.
"They asked, 'Where is the money? Where is the money?' And she said, 'What money? We don't have any money. You can look, but there's no money here,'" said her mother.
Christine said the men suddenly ran off without stealing anything, but before they left she said the criminals did something very odd.
"One of them apologized and said, 'We at the wrong house.' And they was. It didn't take long to realize there's nothing here," said Christine.
Investigators are working with a very vague description of the two men, but forensic techs were on the scene to collect any evidence the men might have left behind.
Christine said her daughter was not physically hurt during the home invasion, just frightened.
"I'm glad they didn't hurt her," said her mother. "I'm thankful for that."
If you know anything that could help police, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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