Burlington woman describes terrifying home invasion, robbery

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Vina Thompson remembers begging for her life.

“When you got three guns to your head, so scary, I just thought maybe they're gonna kill me,” Thompson said.

She got a knock at her door around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Burlington.

When she answered, three men with guns broke in.

"They pushed me back and said, 'Sit in the chair,'" she said.

Thompson says one suspect held her at gunpoint while the other two ransacked her home.

Thompson says they also took her phone, a hoverboard and even the loose change on her dresser.

Before escaping through her back door, she says they made one last threat.

“‘If you get up and call the police, we will be back for you’,” she remembers.

Words she says she can’t get out of her head.

“Every time I go to sleep I keep picturing it,” she said.

Right now, police don’t have any leads.

Neighbors say they’re scared.

“It kind of frightened me because it’s so close to me,” said neighbor Mary Lou White. “Next year, I may have to get out of here.”

Thompson hopes anyone with information comes forward.

“I hope they catch them because I don’t want nobody to go through what I went through,” Thompson said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3503.