Updated: Katonah Woman Tied Up in Home Invasion

Bedford police are seeking information about an armed burglary on East Lake Road.

Police are looking for two suspects for an armed home invasion where one victim was tied up and locked into a bathroom.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, Bedford police received a call at 8:26 p.m. from a woman, 42, who was in the residence at 51 East Lake Drive in Katonah when she was confronted by two black men, one of which was armed with a black handgun.

Police said after an unspecified amount of time, the woman was able to free herself and call police. Bedford police and the Westchester County police responded to the scene.

The home was burglarized but the value of the items taken is not yet known.

According to town records, the $6.5 million home was built in 2005. It's located on a cul-de-sac on a street that includes other luxury homes overlooking the Cross River Reservoir.

Police have not released the victim's name, nor any details on how long she was locked in the bathroom or how she was able to free herself.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bedford Police detective division at (914) 241-3111.

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useyahead December 12, 2011 at 11:18 AM
how can a person be locked IN a bathroom? story seems odd.
Mona Shapiro December 12, 2011 at 03:09 PM
Why does the story mention the race of the alleged perpetrators?
Lisa Buchman (Editor) December 12, 2011 at 04:36 PM
The police have not released any new information today so we don't know the details of how the resident was locked in. The race was mentioned as it relates to a description of the suspects whom police are seeking.
Lou December 12, 2011 at 05:49 PM
Why shouldn't the race be mentioned? Race is a distinguishing identification characteristic. What is your reason for NOT including it?
Chris December 12, 2011 at 05:58 PM
I really would appreciate the police giving up more information about this case so I know how concerned I should be. How did they get in? What did they take? Is there any possible prior connection to the house? Was the victim in a dispute with someone? What were they wearing? Any idea what the were driving? Is there any chance of fabrication of the story? etc. In other words, does the general public have a reason to be concerned?
Sherri December 12, 2011 at 08:21 PM
Yes I agree. It just seems like they appeared. In her house? Outside of the house?
Bea Rhodes December 13, 2011 at 01:06 AM
Locked in the bathroom? That's kind of odd. Would like to know more as well - very unsettling.
Jim December 13, 2011 at 03:33 AM
Truly ,liberalism is a mental disorder.
Lisa Buchman (Editor) December 13, 2011 at 01:40 PM
The Bedford Police Department said Tuesday morning they do not plan to release any additional information today.
Elizabeth R Baecher December 15, 2011 at 08:33 PM
It's surprising there's no mention of a security system.
LJ December 16, 2011 at 04:55 PM
The way I read it, I assume they rang the doorbell, she opened the front door and they forced their way in...what's so hard to believe about that?
Rmc January 23, 2012 at 06:48 PM
@Jazelle--there's no reason to think, based on the givens, that the woman is involved in fraud of any kind. It is typical in home invasions that homeowners are tied up. She could easily be locked in a bathroom--turn the lock mechanism with the door open and then close it with te tied up woman inside the room. Why cast aspersions on the victim? It must have been a terrifying experience. Thank goodness kids were not subjected to that terror too.


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