Police continue search for suspects who held woman at gunpoint, tied her up

Auburn police investigate a report of a woman found tied in her Park Avenue home. (RUSS DILLINGHAM/SUN JOURNAL)

AUBURN (WGME) -- A day after two armed suspects held a woman at gunpoint and tied her up in her Auburn home; police still don't have any suspects.

Police believe the suspects burglarized another home as well.

Police say only a few items were taken from the first home on Park Avenue.

The victim in that incident says he wasn't home at the time, but his neighbor was not as lucky and was in hysterics after being tied up and held at gunpoint Thursday.

Police are still searching for two white male suspects.

Police say both were wearing masks and one was armed with a handgun.

They say on Thursday the victim interrupted the burglary when she came home during a lunch break from work.

That's when police say the victim was held at gunpoint and then tied up by the suspects.

They are currently searching for the car they stole from the victim: a 2004 Ford Explorer with license plates 414-2ST.

Auburn Police say daytime burglaries are fairly common, but they are very rarely interrupted.

"And the fact that a firearm was used during this burglary is concerning to us. Typically they’re quick, in-and-out burglaries, where they grab change and they are gone,” Jason Moen, deputy police chief, Auburn Police, said. “However, with the homeowner being involved and tied up, it raises it to another level for us so we are concerned about it."

Police say they don't believe there is a public safety risk.

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