Woman's rent money, cell phones taken in Salem robbery


SALEM (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Police in Salem are investigating a reported home invasion on Prince Street.

Sandra Pimentel told Fox 25 that two men smashed the door of her home and charged inside, pointing guns at her.

"I threw my phone and said 'Oh, don't kill me please!" said Pimentel. "He said, 'Ok lay down. Where's my money? Where's my money?'"

Pimentel told police the men were dressed in all black and she could see their faces. She said they kept demanding she give them money before attempting to tie her up using shoe laces.

She said the men got away with $1,200 of her rent money, two cell phones, jewelry and an iPod.

Pimentel said just before it happened her two adult children had left to take a friend home. She said she believes she was targeted and it was a planned robbery.

"I want them to find the people because they can do another house and I'm afraid because they can come back to my house," Pimentel said.

The Salem Patch reports that the Salem Police put out a BOLO alert for two men described as black males, one 6'2" tall, the other 5'10" tall. Both men were reportedly wearing all black at the time of the robbery.

An investigation is ongoing.