Updated: Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012, 10:28 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 11 Jun 2012, 10:48 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis police are looking for two men they say robbed a woman in her home at gunpoint in the middle of the night.
64-year-old Janice Jackson and her husband live on East Venoy Drive, just off Southport on the city’s southside.
Janice Jackson says her husband was out of town at a funeral last Thursday.
Early that morning, around 4:45 a.m., she says she woke up to two men, standing with a gun in the doorway of her bedroom last Thursday.
“Two big men, over six feet tall in my bedroom doorway,” explained Jackson. “I couldn’t see their faces, but I saw their guns both pointing at me.”
She says they'd gotten in through the backdoor, into her bedroom.
“They started yelling right away for me to get on my belly, cover my head, do not look at them,” she added. She laid facedown on her bed, with the quilt over her head. “One guy more or less stayed with me the whole time, the other guy was the one that started taking everything in the house of value. I’ve lost everything.”
They cut the phone lines, took thousands of dollars worth of electronics, watches, silverware, binoculars, even her wedding ring.
“I didn't resist; I did what they were telling to me do, and that's how I stayed safe.”
When they'd gotten all they could, she says they tied her to the bed..
“They tied me close to my wrist… then I broke loose... Then I waited ten minutes, because I did not want to walk out and meet them.”
Janice eventually made it to a neighbors and called police.
They say she did the right thing.
They offer these tips if you're ever confronted: Comply with the suspects demands. In most cases they're only after property or money. Don't fight or try to leave, that could make the situation worse. And call 911 as soon as you can: even if you can't talk, an open line can connect to police.
Meanwhile, IMPD detectives are asking anyone with information about this robbery to call the IMPD Robbery Office at 317-327-3733 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.