Police are searching for a masked man who they say invaded a Chester County woman’s home, tied her up and robbed her, all while wearing a terrifying Halloween mask.
The masked man invaded the home on Crestline Road in Tredyffrin Township early Saturday morning around 1 a.m., according to PhillyVoice. The woman reportedly woke up to find the man standing over her. He then said, "Be quiet and you won't be hurt."
6ABC Philly reported that the home invader then bound the woman with tape and threatened her with a “stun-gunlike weapon” for her ATM PIN before absconding with jewelry, valuables and her ATM card.
After fleeing in the woman’s car, the thief was caught on an ATM camera withdrawing money.
The incident has rattled the otherwise quiet neighborhood.
"It's alarming, and we have to keep our eyes open to make sure we're a little more precautious," Michael Rogers, a resident of the neighborhood told 6ABC.
The terrified victim was able to call police after the thief left, and investigators found her car at a nearby train station.
Police are asking anyone with further information regarding this crime to contact the police department (Detective Michael Carsello at 610-644-3221) and or submit tips (which can be anonymous) to Crime Watch at www.tredyffrinpd.org.