NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Home alone, a 16-year-old girl was sitting on her couch watchingTV and waiting for her mother to get home from work when dangercame knocking on the door.
Police say two men with guns shoved their way through the frontdoor and began ransacking the apartment near the corner ofJefferson Avenue and J.Clyde Morris Boulevard.
The girl's mother, Christine, told WAVY.com one man held herdaughter at gunpoint on the couch while the other man begansearching the apartment.
"They asked, 'Where is the money? Where is the money?' And shesaid, 'What money? We don't have any money. You can look, butthere's no money here,'" said her mother.
Christine said the men suddenly ran off without stealinganything, but before they left she said the criminals did somethingvery odd.
"One of them apologized and said, 'We at the wrong house.' Andthey was. It didn't take long to realize there's nothing here,"said Christine.
Investigators are working with a very vague description of thetwo men, but forensic techs were on the scene to collect anyevidence the men might have left behind.
Christine said her daughter was not physically hurt during thehome invasion, just frightened.
"I'm glad they didn't hurt her," said her mother. "I'm thankfulfor that."
If you know anything that could help police, call Crime Line at1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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