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Huntington Woman Says She Was Terrified During Home Invasion
Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Videographer: Chris Mazhivanhanga
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 17, 2012 8:50 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 17, 2012 6:10 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Home invasion victim Bonnie Pruett said she was terrified Thursday night when two men came into her Springdale Avenue home in Huntington with guns.
"He had the gun holding on us and said, ‘I didn't come here to kill anybody, but I will. Where's the gun and the money?’ And I was like, well, I guess this is the way I'm going to go. God, please, just don't let me suffer," Pruett said.
It was a terrifying night for not only Pruett, but also for her friend, daughter and young grandchild. "They held a gun to my 4-year-old granddaughter,” Pruett said. “I'm telling you, if I knew that our lives weren’t in danger, I'd have went off, but I knew if I would have got up, that they probably would have shot one of us."
One of the victims told police that she was hit in the back of the head during the incident. Pruett said she turned over the only gun in the house and all the money she had. She said the robbers also took all sense of safety when they left.
"I've never had any problems with anybody around here – never. Everybody around here is friendly. I'm good to people. I guess I'm just too kind," Pruett said.
Now neighbors also are on high alert. Shane Crislip, who lives a few doors down, said it makes him scared for his wife and daughter. “If I'm not home and something would happen to them, I don't know what I'd do," Crislip said.
Police said the robbers were only inside the home for a couple of minutes before they took off in a red sedan with stolen cash and a gun. Both suspects are black men, believed to be in their 20s, and weighing between 160 and 190 pounds. At the time of the invasion, both were wearing dark clothing, and had their faces covered with bandanas.
If you have any information, call Huntington police at 304-696-4420. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for the latest on this developing story.
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