Police searching for suspect in NH home invasion
MONT VERNON, N.H. (WHDH) -- Police are searching for a masked gunman they say forced his way inside a Mont Vernon, New Hampshire home and sexually assaulted a woman inside.
The victim, a mother, was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“The victim stated that someone had come in to the residence, believed to have had a handgun with him and assaulted the victim,” said Capt. John Lelacheur, New Hampshire State Police.
Police say the woman was home alone and may have been sexually assaulted.
“The person was dressed all in black with a mask on,” said Capt. Lelacheur.
Neighbors are upset and worried.
“It’s very shocking to me, shocking to all my neighbors. We love the family very much. It’s very sad,” said Charlie Barker, a neighbor.
The home where the woman was attacked is just three miles away from where another mother, Kimberly Cates, was randomly attacked and killed. Her daughter, Jamie, was injured, but survived.
Stephen Spader was sentenced to life in prison for the attack which was three years ago.
“Unfortunately, we were picked for this random incident once again. Why there? Who knows. There’s no way of knowing when people decide to do these things or why they do them,” Barker said.
Police urge anyone in the area who may have seen anything to contact them.