GRAPHIC VIDEO: Robber attacks unarmed mom in her home
POSTED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 6:04pm
MILLBURN, NJ (NEWS12-CNN) — WARNING: The video attached to this story contains material that some viewers may find disturbing due the graphic nature.
A nanny cam was rolling as a robber brutally attacked a homeowner while her young daughter sat in the same room.
Now, police in Millburn, NJ, are asking the public to look at the video, and help identify the attacker.
Around 10:30 Friday morning, the young mother of two was attacked by an intruder who did not care that she was unarmed and putting up no resistance. Or that her little girl was in the room, watching her mother struggling with a stranger who kicked his way inside.
During the assault, she made a conscious decision to take whatever the intruder dished out.
"I knew that if I started screaming, my daughter would too and I was afraid she would get hurt," the victim said. "I took it. I didn't cry the entire time."
A nanny cam on the mantel captured the whole thing, brutal punches and vicious kicks that sent her flying.
At one point he places her in a choke hold and slams her to the floor.
Then he drags her away, you can hear the dread in her voice, "oh no," she says before he shoves her down the stairs.
It is video that sickens everyone who sees it; veteran cops and of course, the victim's husband.
"I was in a room with about seven officers and we were all just speechless. It was like an out of body experience," the victim's husband said.
And yet, as hard as it is to watch, the couple says they want people to see it.
"They need to help us get him off the streets. He's not just a burglar. He's violent," the victim said.
Call your local law enforcement agency if you know anything about this incident or the individual responsible.