Burlington homeowner robbed at gunpoint

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Burlington police are investigating after a person was robbed at gunpoint inside their home early Thursday morning, according to a press release.

At 2:22 a.m., officers responded to a report of a burglary and robbery involving a weapon. After talking with the homeowner, police determined that two men forced their way through a back door in the residence and threatened the victim with a gun.

The homeowner was able to flee her home while the suspects were still inside and she went to a neighbor’s house to call 911.

Several things were stolen during the robbery, but no injuries were reported.

Detectives are trying to determine why the robbers may have target the home. The victim suspects the two men knew she lived alone.

Sgt. Jeffery Kology with the Burlington Police Department said robberies are often reported in the victims neighborhood. Home invasions are not so common, only about three to four occur every month in the city.

The investigation is ongoing.

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