South Jersey woman injured in home invasion

Posted: July 30, 2012

A Gloucester Township man came home Saturday night to discover that armed robbers had broken into his house and had tied his wife up in a back bedroom and put a pillow case over her head, police said.

The woman suffered minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene after police arrived around 9:50 p.m.

She told officers she had arrived at her Jefferson Drive residence and was in her bedroom when two men armed with handguns and wearing ski masks emerged from a second bedroom. The men demanded jewelry and money, police said.

When the victim said she didn't have either, one of the robbers ordered the other to shoot her, police said. Instead, the men bound the woman's hands with zip ties and covered her head with a pillow case, police said. They fled the home before the woman's husband arrived.

Authorities encourage anyone with information about the break-in to call the Gloucester Township police at 856-228-4500 or the department's anonymous tip line at 856-842-5560, or send an e-mail to police@gtpolice.com.


Contact Darran Simon at dsimon@phillynews.com.

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