Madison County woman suffering from MS robbed inside of her own home
MADISON COUNTY, IND. – Police are searching for two people who robbed a Madison County woman inside of her own home in the 2800 block of E. 600 S.
Becca Bailey says she woke up Thursday morning around 3:00 a.m. to the sound of loud voices coming from the backyard of her home in Anderson.
“I walked around and then went to my back door,” said Bailey.
That is when the 32-year-old says she saw two people with bandanas tied around their face, standing on the porch.
“There was a man standing right there when I looked up and he pushed me back and turned me around. He then grabbed my arms and said to sit down right there,” said Bailey.
Becca says a man then tied a scarf around her eyes while the second suspect who is believed to be a woman stole anything and everything they could get their hands on.
“It feels like she was the one that knew me…she knew her way around the house and knew where my things were. She went around and they stole a bunch of my stuff. I have a short safe under my bed and she took it,” said Bailey.
Becca says the suspects did not show any weapons but told her that they would hurt her if she kept moving around.
“He told me to quit moving…but I have this tremor. I cannot stop it unless I put my arm between my legs or something,” said Bailey.
The 32-year-old was diagnosed with MS two years ago.
“I can only go one or two steps at a time,” said Bailey.
Becca believes these two people took advantage of her weakness.
“I never expected or thought that I would go through that,” said Bailey.
When the suspects finally left, Becca went to her neighbor’s house for help.
“I walk up and get my walker and I walk down in the front yard to go next door. I got to my neighbor’s house and they called the police,” said Bailey.
Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger tells us his deputies are working every angle of the case…processing evidence at the crime scene and collecting fingerprints.
“We have not had any pattern of thefts or break-ins around the area that would point to these suspects,” said Sheriff Mellinger.
If you have information on the suspects, call the Madison County Sheriffs Office.
Anyone with information is urged to call police at 765-646-4014. You can remain anonymous.