UNIONTOWN, Pa. - State police said two armed men burst into a Fayette County home and took cash, a debit card and jewelry from a woman, but not before one of the men also fondled the victim before running away.
Troopers from the Uniontown barracks said the incident happened about 1 a.m. Monday in North Union Township. Police said both men wore hooded sweatshirts and used T-shirts to cover their faces when they broke into the Greenport Circle Drive residence in the Laurel Estates apartments.
According to police, the woman and a boy hid in an upstairs bedroom before the gunmen found them and forced the woman to come downstairs to give them money, while he also fondled her.
Investigators said the men also took a laptop and other items from the house.
North Union Township resident and business owner David Watson said the area has been transformed into a safe area recently, and the crime surprises him.
“Years ago it was pretty bad in that neighborhood, but now there are a lot of nice people back there,” Watson said. “It really hurts me inside because everyone is so nice.”
State police said forensic investigators have swept the home for fingerprints. So far, no arrests have been made.