Crimetracker: Young sisters hide in closet when burglars break in

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Knoxville Police responded to a burglary at a Lonsdale home Wednesday afternoon. When they arrived, they found two juveniles hiding in the closet.

According to KPD, it happened at a home on Connecticut Avenue just before 2:40 p.m.

The two victims told Local 8 News they heard a loud knock at the front door, then heard someone knock on the window.

The girls ages 16 and 11 locked themselves into the bedroom and called a relative who called police.

Moments later, the girls heard footsteps inside the home.
"It sounded more than one person walking. That's when we got really scared," said the 16-year-old.

The girls then locked themselves in the closet.

"They went into the room and opened the door and I thought the worst," she said. "Then my sister yelled 'I'm going to call the cops."

Shortly after that, the girls told Local 8 news it got quiet.

Police then arrived on scene and found the girls unharmed. But they didn't find any intruders inside the home.

According to the family of the girls, $500 cash was stolen from the home and the girls' school progress reports were also taken.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call KPD's Crime Hotline at 865-215-7212.

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