Intruders force their way into Mountain Island Lake home

by: Jim Bradley Updated:

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MOUNTAIN ISLAND LAKE, N.C. - A Charlotte woman said she was assaulted by two men in a home invasion robbery in an affluent lake community.
 
Police said it happened on Tranquillity Drive on Mountain Island Lake on Saturday evening.  Some neighbors learned about the crime Tuesday – three days later.

"Wow. That's kind of crazy," said Jodi Patterson. "I'm curious and want to know what happened and how it happened."
 
Police said two intruders kicked in the front door to the home.

Joshua Kilburn and Tyler Macieira were charged Wednesday with kicking in the front door of a home on Tranquillity Drive in the Overlook Community.
 
It's not clear if they thought no one was home but once inside, they encountered the 54-year-old owner.
 
Police reports said the woman was assaulted and had minor injuries. 
 
The intruders stole an iPad, two computers and a jewelry box.
 
“There's no explanation and that's really frightening, " said Julia Patterson, who lives a block away from the crime scene.
 
Patterson said she's never heard of a home invasion in her Overlook neighborhood. 
 
"Especially when you don't know the why, then you wonder if it could happen to anyone," she said.
 
Police said they have solid leads in the case but aren't releasing any other information about their investigation.