Police looking for men who robbed grandmother in home

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SALISBURY, N.C. —

Two men forced a grandmother around her home at gunpoint as her 5-year-old granddaughter slept.

Police are looking for the men who broke into the home on Vanderford Street in Salisbury Friday morning.

On the front door, Eyewitness News could clearly see a footmark where someone kicked it in.  

A neighbor who asked not to be identified heard noises from his neighbor’s home shortly after 9 a.m. but didn't realize that two men with guns had forced their way inside.  He is making sure his doors are locked after the incident.

“I'm always worried,” he said. “These days, people are mean, cruel, evil and they will do anything.”

Channel 9 has learned the grandmother, who police say didn't know the men, was forced at gunpoint out of her bed and onto a couch while a second suspect ransacked the home looking for money.  Police said the two men were in the home about five minutes before leaving with some cash. 

The 5-year-old granddaughter slept through the whole thing. 

Gregory Little said he was working when someone broke into his home just down the street last week. Police do not know if the cases are connected but Little is taking precautions and is also watching out for his neighbors. 

"Nowadays things are rough,” he said. “People are out and don't have jobs and they are out stealing."

Police have only a vague description of the suspects but they are asking for help through their Crime Stoppers number while also stepping up patrols in that area of town.  

Investigators said no one was hurt during the robbery.