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Woman speaks to Action News about home invasion

Posted at 6:03 AM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 21:08:18-05

UPDATE: Three men are behind bars after they held an elderly woman at gunpoint inside her home near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. 

"I thought I was going to die," she said. "Glad I didn't."
The victim says she was falling asleep Monday night when she heard her door kicked in.
She called 911 before the men found her, put her face-down on the floor and held a gun to her head.
"It was petrifying," she said. "It was really scary."
Squad cars and K-9 units rolled up as the suspects were leaving the house. Officers caught the suspects less than a block away.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is waiting to release their identities because they say it's possible the men are connected to other valley home invasions.
The woman's glad to know they won't be robbing anyone else and wants to thank police for their efforts.
It's still going to take some time to recover from the trauma of this.
"Every once in a while, the tears still come," the victim said.
She says she is looking at ramping up her home security, including possibly putting up a new door and upgrading her alarm system.


Three suspects in a home invasion were caught overnight after initially fleeing police.

The home invasion occurred just before midnight in the 2300 block of Caravelle Street, near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. Police said an elderly woman called police saying burglars were inside her home.

Once police arrived, the suspects fled. Police eventually caught up with them and arrested them. They were found with the woman's property.

The woman was not injured.

"The victim seems to be holding up OK," said Lt. David Gordon. "Naturally, startled, but she was uninjured which we're very, very thankful for."