by: Jim Bradley Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are investigating a possible home invasion on Cumberland Avenue in Dilworth.
Police said a disabled young man lives in the home. Two men entered the home while a cleaning woman was inside, according to officials.
Police said the men ran off and jumped a fence in the neighborhood.
As a police helicopter hovered above Cumberland Avenue, neighbors gathered below wondering what was happening.
“I mean, it looks like, I walked up and it looks like World War III was going on,” neighbor Chris Herr said.
Police said they do not believe the robbery was random.
“The information we have is that there is some type of relationship. The extent of it, between the victim and the suspect, or other third party. When we get the opportunity to investigate deeper we'll find out,” said Lt. Tom Barry with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Despite canvassing the street, which is often busy with cut-through traffic, no neighbors said they'd seen the suspects run off and a police dog failed to pick up a scent.
Those Channel 9 spoke with were still spooked by the notion of an armed robbery.
“It’s more than interesting, actually. I don’t know. We'll see because I live close by as well,” said neighbor Nicole Stallings.
Whatever the police investigation ultimately uncovers, their presence and the suggestion of crime has gotten the attention of those who live nearby.
“It's a little frightening and alarming with two daughters. There's not a lot that goes on this street. Not robberies,” neighbor Lane Mosby said.
Police don’t have much of a description of the men, saying they were wearing masks.
They do say they have some promising leads, but haven't made any arrests yet.