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Search for suspects in Cape Coral home invasion

Search for suspects in Cape Coral home invasion

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED May 31, 2013 - UPDATED: May 31, 2013

Cape Coral, Fla. - Two men attempted a home invasion robbery Wednesday afternoon
apparently at the wrong home!

"It's speculative on my part here but it could be a case of quite simply they may have went to the wrong home,” said Lt. Tony Sizemore, the Cape Coral police spokesman. “It happened on the usually quite street in Cape
Coral at two in the afternoon.”

FOX4 in not disclosing the exact location because the crime appears to be random and because the victim’s are in fear. "It was just a very unique situation yesterday where we had a couple who received a ring on their
doorbell," added Sizemore.

"In that moment I decided to open the door,” said the victim, who FOX4 is not identifying. “I saw him looking very respectable and elegant all dressed up. I thought he was somebody official or a religious person."

"It’s not your average attire, if you will, for a home invasion robbery suspect,” added Sizemore. “But it just goes to show that any shape, size or dress could be harmful."

The victim doesn't speak english and didn't understand the man. She then escaped and the man in the suit went into the house and pointed a gun at her brother. Within seconds both men gave up."For whatever reason
they abandoned their mission,” Sizemore said. “I don't know whether they realized they were at the wrong home or for whatever was going on in their mind they stopped, ran back to their car and fled."

Both police and the victim say the whole thing lasted less than a minute.

But she says it's something she’ll never forget. “I'm scared, I'm terrorized. Last night I didn't sleep, I'm really nervous, really nervous."

As a result of this, Sizemore has a warning for others. "You can't just blindly open the door anymore. It doesn't mean you shut yourself off to the world but maybe ask through the door 'what are you here for? What business do you have? And dig a little bit deeper." He says in the end, no one was hurt and nothing was stolen.

The home had a security system which took surveillance pictures which are attached. Police are still looking for the suspects and if you happen to know anything about this call Crimestoppers at 800-780-TIPS.