UArts home invasion victims recounts terrifying ordeal

- "They just knocked on the door. She just opened it and they barged their way in."

That's how one of the victims of Tuesday’s mid-morning home invasion robbery on Lombard Street described the scary details. And while she asked not to be identified, she says two gunmen entered her apartment and ransacked the place while her roommate was home alone.

"Two men like forced their way in, they were just like asking for money and then they just like ransacked it," the roommate recounted.

It happened near 15th and Lombard just before 11:30 in the morning at the apartment of two students at the University of the Arts. While she wasn't home when the robbery occurred, this student said the whole ordeal frightened her.

"It’s kind of scary, it's kind of weird. I guess there's crazy people out there," she said. 

SkyFOX was overhead during the police investigation. Police have no motive and no suspects, but the victims believe the crime was random.

"It just doesn't make sense. I think it was just like a random. They just followed someone in to the house, got into the apartment. Ours is like the first door as soon as you walk in," she explained.

"A home invasion, anytime its point of gun can turn into a deadly incident," said Lt. John Stanford. "We try to prevent these as best we possibly can."

Police searched this neighborhood, a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square, looking for surveillance video of the suspects or their getaway car. They escaped with the students rent money, cash and an Xbox.

"I’m sure they'll find them. They dusted the whole place down for prints and stuff like that. I could have been home. I feel bad that she was home alone."

Police do not have a motive for the crime. No one was injured.

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