WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating another early morning home invasion.
Police say the incident happened in the 3500 block of Metting Road around midnight, but no one called 911 until around 1:15 a.m.
The victim told police she was headed back into her house when she was approached by about seven males. She told officials six had hand guns and one had a rifle, and police say they believe she may have been an acquaintance of one or more of the suspects.
The woman tried to shut her door to prevent the suspects from entering her house. The suspects then pushed the woman and entered the apartment, threatening the woman and demanding their "stuff."
According to police, the accused robbers ransacked the home room by room. The victim said she grabbed her two children and ran.
Police say the suspects stole electronics from the home, including the woman's cell phone.
Lt. Blanton says police were originally called to the home for a welfare check after the mother of the victim called about the home invasion.
Police say the mother claims they didn't call police immediately because she thought her daughter, the victim, had already called around the time she spoke to her.
The victim had called her mother from a neighbor's phone since her cell phone was stolen in the home invasion.
Police are currently investigating. Right now, there are no known injuries, and police have yet to locate any suspects, according to Lt. Blanton.
Police say they believe the two home invasions over the past two days are isolated incidents, and that they're not random acts of violence.
As of Wednesday afternoon, it appears that someone has now put up boards in the windows to block out intruders.
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