HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (WTXF) - "I don't think this area is safe," said Raj Kapoor about Kuser Village in Hamilton Township where he sometimes stays with his mother.
A 37-year old woman who lives in a second floor apartment on the 1000 block of Nottinghill Lane tells police an armed man broke in and robbed her around 10 p.m. Saturday night. The victim told police she was on the phone with a friend when a man appeared in her bedroom, pointed a gun at her and demanded money.
Officers determined that the suspect cut the screen on the second floor balcony and came in through an unlocked sliding glass door.
Kapoor says something similar happened at his mother's apartment a few doors down on June 27.
"According to the detectives, they couldn't prove anything, but they felt like someone came in the front door and made it seem like somebody came from the back and cut the screen from the back," he said.
In that case no one was home when the suspect stole a safe, cash and credit cards. In Saturday's case the suspect took the victim's wallet, made her turn off her cellphone and threatened to hurt her if she called anyone. Kapoor doesn’t want his mother living here anymore.
“When something happens to you it's like everything changes, like your perspective will change. So same thing happened when I heard about this I'm like, ‘I don't want her to live by herself,’" he said.
The male suspect was described as being in his late teens or early twenties, approximately six feet tall and 190 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, pink shorts, black sneakers, a black rag covering his face and a red Phillies baseball cap. The victim also described the suspect as having an athletic build.