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Woman Recovering After Home Invasion, Attack

Police search for two men they say tied up a 63-year-old woman and stole $25,000 worth of jewelry, gold and silver from her home in Charlestown, NH

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    Sixty-three-year-old Christine Beebe was bound in her basement for nine hours, without access to her medications, after two men stole $25,000 worth of jewelry, gold and silver from her home in Charlestown, New Hampshire. (Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015)

    A New Hampshire woman is recovering in the hospital after being attacked and bound in her basement while two men ransacked her home.

    Now, police are trying to track down the suspects caught on camera.

    Sgt. Shawn Skahan says 63-year-old Christine Beebe was letting her dog out just before 11 p.m. Sunday.

    She had no idea what was about to happen.

    "She turned her back and that's when the first male rushed in," Sgt. Skahan explained as we watched the surveillance video.

    Sgt. Skahan says the men assaulted her, then tied her to a support beam in the basement, while they stole $25,000 worth of jewelry, and gold and silver coins.

    Beebe was bound for nine hours without access to her medications.

    Police say she wasn't found until Monday morning when a contractor came to do work on the house and heard Beebe's cries for help.

    "Had she been there another couple hours it could have been life threatening," Sgt. Skahan said.

    Theresa Ferland-Blaisdell lives next door and says she was awake in the middle of the night, but didn't know her neighbor was suffering.

    "I feel really horrible that we couldn't even hear her," she said.

    Sgt. Skahan thinks the suspects targeted Beebe because she owns a coin shop in West Lebanon.

    "They knew what they were looking for," he said. "We expect to hear things like that in larger cities but not in New Hampshire, but it's coming and it's fueled by drugs."

    Police say things are changing in these quiet neighborhoods and this was a rude awakening.

    "Now, I am locking my car because it makes you nervous," Ferland-Blaisdell said. "That happens right next door and nobody knows, nobody hears, it's pretty frightening

    Sgt. Skahan says they've tracked some of the stolen items to a pawn shop down in New York City. The sale of those items was all caught on camera. He's working with those detectives to get a hold of that video and figure out who did this.

    Beebe is at Valley Regional Hospital listed in "good" condition.

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