CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Police in Jackson and Cape Girardeau, Missouri are investigating a series of home invasions that happened within hours of each other on Friday.
Cape Girardeau resident Shearyl Beyor was inside her home when she unexpectedly heard her doorbell ring.
"UPS always rings your doorbell so I didn't think anything of it," Beyor said. "Just moments later, I heard a loud bang as I'm laying in bed. There was no power to the cable box at that point, so I just thought oh a transformer blew because that's really loud."
What Beyor didn't know was that two men cut her power line, kicked in her basement door and were headed toward her bedroom.
"I just heard feet," she said. "I grabbed my handgun, I just followed the noise and he had peeped in [my bedroom], I had followed down the basement."
Beyor said once she got to the basement and saw her door kicked in, she knew something was wrong.
"Once I noticed the door buckled there, I knew I had a problem and potentially not a good situation," she said.
Beyor said she went back upstairs to call police and later found even more damage.
Through this whole situation, Beyor said she's still in disbelief this happened to her.
"Unbelievable," she said. "I watch this kind of crime channels you just don't think it's something that will happen in a good neighborhood."
The Cape Girardeau Police Department issued the following statement on Facebook:
According to the Jackson Police Department, a similar event happened on Green Meadows Drive on Jan. 15.
An investigation showed, an intruder(s) broke a basement door to gain entry into the home. However, the suspect(s) got away before officers arrived.
Jackson Police say this burglary likely happened a short time before the incident in Cape Girardeau.
They are asking for the public's help identifying a vehicle of interest in the burglary. The vehicle is a small, blue car. Police have released surveillance images of the car.
Police ask for people to keep a watch in their neighborhoods. If you see something suspicious, recognize the car pictured or notice a car that does not belong in your neighborhood, call us at 243-3151.