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Police: 71-year-old woman burglarized by teens disguised as Ninjas

A 71-year-old woman has put up a barricade to safeguard herself from criminals. (Photo source: WLOX News) A 71-year-old woman has put up a barricade to safeguard herself from criminals. (Photo source: WLOX News)
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

Two home invasions have Bay St. Louis authorities seeking help in catching the suspects. This week a home burglary happened in broad daylight.

A week ago a 71-year-old woman was held at gunpoint during an home invasion.

Shortly before noon, Tuesday police said a man made an unauthorized entry into a home in the Shoreline Park community and got away with what they believe to be pain medication.

Police have released very few details about the circumstances surrounding the day light burglary, but we do know the home owner was inside when the suspect came in the house.

Police said a 71-year-old Bay St. Louis woman who lives on Third Street was forced to her floor by gun-point by two teens dressed like Ninjas.

"They kicked the door one time and they were in here. And both of them had guns. I made it about three feet and they said get on the floor. Don't look at us. I did what they told me," said the woman, who did not want her identity revealed.

After she was on the floor the two suspects, she believed to be between the ages of 14 to 17, started demanding money.

"I said, I don't have any money. And he said, using the "B" word, 'There is money here.' And I said, no I don't have money. I don't keep money here. The one that was keeping the gun on me and telling me not to move kept telling the other one, 'Lets go. Just grab that and lets go.' My wallet was right here on the floor, they grabbed that and went out the door."

The great grandmother to seven raised her own children in Bay St.Louis.

She moved to California for a while and returned to the Bay two and a half years ago. She now fears the city has changed and has taken measures to protect herself.

"I have barricades on both doors. But it's a sad day when we have to barricade ourselves in our homes. I mean, what if I fall or have a heart attack. They can't get in here to help me," she added.

Police have yet to make any arrests, but have identified two teenagers as "persons of interest" in the home invasion case. Anyone with information about either case is asked to contact the Bay St. Louis Police Department at 228-467-9222 .

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