The search is on for two masked men accused of breaking into a Madison County woman’s home, assaulting her, then robbing her of thousands of dollars.
The violent home invasion happened Saturday around 11:00 p.m. at a house on the McIntosh Sod Farm along Ky 52.
State Police said the victim told them two masked men broke into the isolated home, beat her with a belt, tied her up, then led her down to the basement, where they forced her to open a safe. The thieves apparently got away with thousands of dollars in cash, along with prescription pills.
“They’re evil. They’re demonized,” Joanne Hartsink, a neighbor, said of the robbers. “She was probably facing the most frightening time of her life. She was probably fighting for her life, if she was able to.”
The details of the crime were shocking to Hartsink, who has lived near the McIntosh Sod Farm for more than a decade.
“I just think it’s evilness that goes through people’s minds that causes people to do things like that. Normal people don’t do things like that,” said Hartsink. “If it happens that close to home, it can happen to anyone.”
Investigators have not released a detailed description of the robbers. They have not commented on the extent of the victim’s injuries and whether she required medical attention.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond Post of Kentucky State Police.