Brazen break-in puts Myers Park neighbors on high alert

A brazen break-in has homeowners in Myers Park on edge. 

A man and 15-year-old girl were home at Oakmore on Selwyn Condominiums when they answered a knock at the door around 10:30 p.m. They told police the suspects forced their way into the home; one claimed she had a gun, and demanded money.

“It’s scary because your kids can answer the door,” said Myers Park resident, Stacey Milam, “and if it happens here, it can obviously happy anywhere.”

The two took off with roughly $200 in cash. Some who lived just doors away hadn’t yet heard about the armed robbery.

“I feel awful this has happened just here in our parking lot,” one neighbor said.

Even though most would say it’s abnormal to have a break in like this in Myers Park, it’s a good reminder that crime can happen anywhere.

“We all kind of watch out for each other, said Jane Morrison, another Myers Park resident, “but no matter if it happened night or day, it's definitely uncomfortable and makes you on alert a little bit more.”

One woman showed FOX 46 Charlotte her security cameras, adding she also always locks her doors, and makes sure she knows who’s walking through her neighborhood.

“I do have a little dog. Leo,” she said, “which you heard barking when you walked to the door, so it makes me feel safer.”

There’s no suspect description in the report, and no indication that police captured the two responsible.