Home invasion, then a break-in at Chesapeake home

Posted at 11:34 PM, Jun 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-18 12:07:40-04

Chesapeake, Va. - Dana Elizabeth Nabers had two men break into her Chesapeake home, put a gun to her head and ransack her place.

"I began to scream and yell for help," Nabers said. "He grabbed my throat and slammed to the ground."

The men demanded money, but all she had was forty bucks in her wallet.

"I just braced and thought, where's he gonna shoot me," Nabers said. "I don't want to die here today, and I don't want my family to see me here."

One of the men forced her into a bedroom, and told her to count to 100.

"He zip-tied my hands together, and turned me over and proceeded to choke me with both his hands til I was about to black out and couldn't breathe," Nabers said.

The two men took off with electronics. Police think there may have been a third man in a getaway car.

"Now these two men, everybody looks like them to me," Nabers said. "I can't close my eyes without seeing it over and over."

Nabers left after police were done collecting evidence at her Lockard Avenue home.
That break-in happened just after noon.

Less than seven hours later, a neighbor called to say three men had broken in and stolen more electronics from her house. This time, kicking in the back door, and running through the backyard.

This weekend, Nabers got a pit-bull puppy for protection, it'll be a while until he's much of a deterrent to any burglar, and even longer before Nabers can come to grips with what happened.

"It's devastating, my daughter, doesn't feel safe at home, I don't feel safe at home," Nabers said.