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Attackers Came in Through an Open Door

The Story

Picture it, you’re at home relaxing and the next thing you know there are men in your home threatening you. You live in a safe neighborhood where everyone leaves their doors unlocked and open and this is not supposed to happen here. But it did happen and now you are fighting for your life.

Woman Attacked After Suspects Walk in Through Open Door

Reading police are investigating after a woman was injured and sexually assaulted during a home invasion in the village of Arlington Heights.

According to police, around 12:41 p.m. officers were called to a home on Blanche Avenue for a report of aggravated burglary.

When officers got to the scene, they learned the suspects walked in through an open front door armed with a knife and attacked a woman, police said.

The 39-year-old woman suffered multiple lacerations to her hands and arms during the attack.

The woman said she was also sexually assaulted during the attack.”

Originally reported on WLWT5

What Can We Learn?

This is such a scary story. Why? It hits so close to home. It makes you think about your own vulnerability which is why it is so important to think about. This happens all over the country, all over the world. People like to think they are safe and “this would never happen to me”. Well, hopefully, you are right. But in the off chance that you find yourself as a target for a home invasion, do what you can to PREVENT it. Don’t leave your doors open. Criminals are opportunists and will attack when they have the chance. Doing simple things like closing and locking doors are easy deterrents.

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