Police looking for suspects in Hickory home invasion
HICKORY, N.C. —
A Hickory woman is recovering after being attacked inside her home during a robbery.
Police said the woman, who is in her mid-60s, thought her grandson was at the front door so she opened it after hearing the doorbell. Three men wearing bandannas then forced their way inside, throwing her to the floor.
Michele Kirby showed Eyewitness News where the men shoved her mother to the floor in the foyer of her home before ransacking the residence in northeast Hickory.
Family members believe the 67-year-old may have been knocked unconscious as the men stole jewelry, cash and a laptop computer.
Police said she was later able to get help by stumbling to her car and hitting her car horn.
Her three daughters are now staying with her and having a security system installed in the home.
“A child of God would not do this,” Kirby said. “And to see my mother the way she was when we finally got into the hospital -- and to see her was just unbelievable."
The family said they are offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information should call Hickory police.