RALEIGH, N.C. Raleigh police are investigating a home invasion that happened Sunday afternoon on Glade Aster Court in northeast Raleigh. Authorities say a 17-year-old girl was found by her mother, tied up in a closet.
Family members said the girl was at the hospital Sunday night with her mother, but that they are OK. The teen was taken to the hospital after police say two men broke into the back door of the house and tied her up using duct tape. The teen s mother talked about what happened.
I find her in the closet taped to a chair on the floor like somebody just threw her in there and closed the door, said the mother, who requested she not be identified. The shaken mother was recounting how she says she found her 17-year-old daughter after a reported home invasion. Raleigh police say they responded to the home around 3:30 p.m.
They tell us two men forced their way into the house through a back door while the teen was home alone. The door to the back is open and it s kicked down, like the screen is on the ground, the mother said. The teen s mother says her daughter Facetimed a friend while duct taped to a chair, and was also able to send text messages, saying her hands were tied and there were robbers with a gun.
The mother also says her daughter had no clothes on when she was found, and said the men forced themselves on her. It s beyond scary, it s horrifying. I mean they took her clothes and she was in the closet.
I mean nobody ever want to walk in on their child like that, the mom said. Police say the girl was not injured, but was taken to the hospital. They also say it is unclear if anything was taken from the home.
The two suspects were described as two white men in their early to mid-20s. One of the intruders was described as tall with long, curly hair and wearing a Dr. Pepper t-shirt.
The other intruder was simply described as short.