A Blair woman is recovering from the shock and injuries that two strangers brought into her home on Monday. She was attacked and robbed in the house she believed to be a haven.
The victim hasn't left her house for work since the assault.
Her neighbor, Jim Dinsmore, told WOWT 6 News, "We haven't seen her yet because she is still kind of shook up."
She says she was talking to her husband on the phone when she heard the doorbell ring. As she walked to the door she passed by her kitchen where she found two men were waiting. They attacked. One of the intruders punched her in the head and she fell to the floor. She says he began choking her as his accomplice took her wedding ring.
Mr. Dinsmore said, "They had the police cars; the county sheriff and stuff like that. And he asked me did I see anybody run through the house, through the yard over here, and I says no. I just got home from work."
Blair Police found the victim's purse near a shed in the backyard. Some cash and medication were missing.
The attack has left the neighborhood on edge.
"If you got someone different in the neighborhood, that's not usually around like that, then be aware and tell the other people around, we've seen this, we've seen that, and be watchful," said Dinsmore.
The victim tells us that the man who punched and choked her was wearing a Hurley T-Shirt and a Nebraska hat. She says both men were in their early-to-mid-20s; both had dark hair. One was approximately 5' 10" tall. The other was six feet.
If you have information that can help in the investigation, you can text it to Blair police. Text the word Crimetips along with your information to 274-637. You won't have to testify and you can remain anonymous.