After Dorchester Home Invasion, Men on Bicycles Wanted for Questioning

A woman told police that two men broke into her apartment and threatened her with a firearm and knife before fleeing

Police in Boston need the public's help identifying two men on bicycles seen around the time of an armed home invasion in the city's Dorchester neighborhood last week.

A woman told police that two men had broken into her apartment through a rear window and threatened her with a firearm and knife before tying her up and blindfolding her, according to Boston police.

Officers responded to the incident in the area of Rand and Julian streets at about 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2.

The men took some valuables before fleeing the woman's apartment and leaving the area on bicycles, police said. The woman was not hurt.

Neighbor Patricia Brooks said she can't believe something so violent could happen in broad daylight in her neighborhood.

"It's too early. I would be in bed myself asleep," she said.

Despite being afraid, Brooks said she would fight back if she became the victim of an attack.

"I would have their eyes in my hand - that's how dangerous I am. I'm like a pit bull when someone is trying to attack me," Brooks said.

Police were able to obtain surveillance video in the area that show two men in the area of Dacia and Brookford street at about 9:30 a.m. Investigators are looking to see if they are connected to the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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