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Neighbors react to frightening home invasion

Amarillo Police investigate after a home invasion in the 6200 Blk of Adirondack Trail in southwest Amarillo Amarillo Police investigate after a home invasion in the 6200 Blk of Adirondack Trail in southwest Amarillo
James Hill has lived on Adirondack Trail since the 1960's and says the recent home invasion on his street has him more alert James Hill has lived on Adirondack Trail since the 1960's and says the recent home invasion on his street has him more alert
Richard Bagot has lived on Adirondack Trail for 22 years and says his neighbors need to be more neighborly Richard Bagot has lived on Adirondack Trail for 22 years and says his neighbors need to be more neighborly
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

Residents in one southwest Amarillo neighborhood remain on edge tonight after one of their neighbors was the victim in a frightening home invasion. 

The APD could not offer any updates on the 83-year-old woman who was bound and beaten in board daylight on Thursday, and couldn't say if they had any leads on who did this -- But one thing is for sure, the residents in the 62-hundred block of Adirondack Trail are keeping their doors locked, and their eyes open.     

James Hill has lived off of Adirondack Trail since the 1960's and over the years, it's been a relatively nice and quite neighborhood. 

"I never feel threatened at all," said Hill. "I like the way I live, I like where I live and I get along with the people I live next to." 

But when he found out his fellow neighbor, just a few houses down, was the victim of a frightening home invasion, he was left feeling uneasy. 

"When I heard that I hated it. I hated that she was injured in anyway," said Hill. "When you have that kind of thing happen, it does give you some concern to be alert to what's going on around you."

And he isn't the only one, in fact several neighbors expressed their concerns today for the safety of the rest of the neighborhood. 

"It's hard to understand this stuff until you find out who it is and why," said concerned resident, Richard Bagot. 

Bagot also lived only a few houses down from the crime scene and while he feels awful about what happened, he says he doesn't feel any less safe, but he does suggest everyone be a little more neighborly -- not just in his neighborhood, but in all neighborhoods in Amarillo. 

"I think we've kind of lost that," said Bagot. "A lot of neighborhoods don't have driveways in the front, they will have them in the back so the neighbors don't ever really know each other because they come in and leave in the back." 

The best thing anyone can do is to just keep your eyes open in your community, something Hill, Bagot and other neighbors will continue to do. 

"Neighbors are usually right there, close by and sometimes can react faster especially if they're prepared and trained to take care of property," said Bagot. 

Anyone with information on this home invasion are asked to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. 

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