HARRISON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — One minute she was vacuuming, the subsequent a stranger had a gun to her head.
The incident has her dwelling in worry in her own residence.
As CBS2’s Reena Roy reported, police stated the violent robber kicked by way of a aspect door, busting it open and attacking a 70-yr-previous.
He threatened to kill her all for some jewellery and a jar of cash.
“I appeared up, he was standing proper there and I stated, ‘who’re you and what are you doing right here?’ And with that he threw me face down on the mattress,” Angie Varano stated.
Now, that very same mattress retains Varano awake each night time. Her thoughts continually flashes again to Thursday of final week.
“Heard steps arising assuming it was my son, prepared to show round, able to say Joe, and this man was already in my bed room,” she stated.
She stated it was round midday when he broke in and aggressively pushed her down in her bed room threatening to kill her.
“I felt a gun to my head and he stated, ‘woman, I don’t wanna harm you, however I would like your telephone and jewellery, or I’m gonna kill you,” she stated.
The 70-yr-previous’s life was on the road as she anxiously watched the robber rummage by way of her and her husbands private issues.
“I stated please don’t harm me, take no matter you need,” she stated. “I used to be gonna die or be raped. One or the opposite, so I used to be scared.”
After he’d already grabbed what he needed — a cellular phone, some sentimental jewellery, and cash — he didn’t let her off straightforward. Varano stated the wrongdoer slammed her down on the mattress two extra occasions, warning her to remain put or else.
“Bodily he didn’t harm me, however mentally yr, I’m afraid. I’m scared inside,” she stated.
Fortunately he ran off and after ready for a while on her mattress. She mustered up the braveness to rise up and name police, describing the suspect to be in his 20s, sporting a blue bandana over his face.
“I hope police do catch him. I feel I’d really feel higher as a result of I’m all the time questioning if he’ll come again,” she stated.
Harrison police are asking anybody with details about the suspect to return ahead. Within the meantime, Varano and her household are taking additional precautions.
They’ve added extra locks and a model new alarm system.