BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Parkmount Boulevard runs through what neighbors say is a normally quiet Parkview Oaks subdivision. That subdivision was recently jarred by the news of a daring home invasion.
A woman who asked not to be identified reflected back on the burglary at her parents' house and displayed the door handle she says was smashed and removed as a thief entered the garage and house. The woman adds the thief took credit cards and cash out of a purse on the kitchen counter and then pried open a gun cabinet and stole two handguns. The burglary, she says, happened while her parents slept in their room just a few feet away.
"Neighbors don't watch in the middle of the night to know they would walk in, knowing my parents or people are in there sleeping. What did they expect? Were they armed? It's terrifying, I can't even put it into words," said the woman
Baton Rouge Police released photos of two men taken from a local Walmart holding items investigators say were purchased with one of the stolen credit cards. Investigators aren't saying the men broke into the couple's home but add the men are certainly connected to the case.
"Keep your doors and windows locked, even if you leave for a brief moment, go ahead and keep those locked. If you have any light sensors, motion sensors that's always a good idea," said Corporal Don Coppola of the Baton Rouge Police Department.
That advice does little to comfort the concerned daughter who says she and her parents will forever be looking over their shoulder or wondering if they are alone in their own home.
"Nothing has ever happened like this. The neighbors watch out for everybody and everybody keeps an eye out for each other's houses and everything like I said this has never happened during the middle of the night they got us." said the woman.