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Woman, infant hide during East Detroit home invasion

DETROIT – A woman moved into her home less than a week ago, but she said she already doesn't feel safe there. She and her infant son were terrorized during a home invasion on Detroit's east side.

The mother, who asked Local 4 to conceal her identity, said she is still shaken up.

"I hear more glass breaking, and I hear that it's in that room, so I go back into my room and close the door," the mom said.

Detroit police were back at the scene Thursday evening working the investigation.

When the intruders made their way inside the home, the young mother and her 3-month-old baby were hiding in the spare bedroom.

"I put him in his car seat, so that if I had to leave I could," she said. "Then I just put him back in the corner and tried to hide him, so if they did come in they wouldn't see him."

The thieves figured out someone was home and took off, but they didn't leave the neighborhood. In fact, they broke into the woman's neighbor's home. Inside they went through everything and left a mess behind.

"I was devastated," said neighbor Julie Lowe. "It was like I freaked out. I didn't know what to think. I knew I got robbed -- my TVs were gone."

Police responded to the mother's call for help right away. They tracked down one of the men and recovered some of the stolen items, but they are still searching for two other guys that they said are still at large.

"I'm just glad I didn't get hurt, or my child," the mom said.