AUBURN — An Auburn woman was tied up in her home Thursday afternoon by a pair of masked men who then made off with her SUV and motorcycle.
Police said the men, believed to be armed, tied up the woman after she interrupted a burglary inside her Park Avenue home shortly before 3 p.m.
The woman was able to free herself and call for help. She suffered minor injuries in the attack.
Police said the Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was stolen was found nearby shortly after the robbery was reported. Hours later, the victim’s SUV, a brown Ford Explorer with the plate number 4142 ST, was still missing.
Police in Auburn and surrounding towns were searching for the two men, who they described as armed and dangerous.
Police said a burglary was reported at a second home on Park Avenue and investigators believe the two may be linked.
The home where the attack took place sits back from Park Avenue, mostly shrouded by trees. Auburn police Deputy Chief Jason Moen said the woman, who owns a local business, had come home for lunch when she discovered the two men inside her house.
On Thursday afternoon, police had the end of the driveway cordoned off as detectives examined the home for evidence.
The home is a short distance from Summer Street. Police declined to identify the woman while the suspects remained at large.
Two hours after she was tied up and robbed, she remained at her home speaking with investigators.
While searching for the suspects, police were advising residents against trying to apprehend the men on their own.
“The suspects are considered armed and dangerous,” Auburn police wrote in an alert. “If you see the vehicle, please call 911 and do not approach it.”