BELLEVILLE, N.J. -- (WPIX) -- Neighbors in Belleville, New Jersey tell us news of a frightening home invasion has them checking their doors and windows and then re-checking them.
PIX11 is not identifying the victim's address - or the street - because the suspect is still on the loose.
What's more unsettling, is that detectives say the suspect slipped in through an open side door of a home early Friday morning at around 4am, stood over mother sleeping with her two young children and then attacked her.
“She feels a presence, she turns over. Sees a man standing there, wearing the fedora style hat, and the slight mask over his eyes. He covers her mouth, and drags her off the futon,” said Belleville P.D. Det. Sgt. John McAloon