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72-year-old woman speaks out on central Las Vegas home invasion

Susan Rodriguez, 72, says she is lucky to be alive after two men broke into her central Las Vegas home near Sahara and Rancho. (Antonio Castelan | KSNV)

A 72-year-old woman says she is lucky to be alive after two men broke into her central Las Vegas home near Sahara and Rancho.

"They took everything. The only thing they didn't take is pennies," said the homeowner, Susan Rodriguez.

Rodriguez will never forget the home invasion she endured for one hour.

She says two armed men broke down her front door.

"They opened my door. It's locked and I saw two men with a gun. They said, 'don't move. Get up!'" she recalled.

Police say the robbery happened just after 1 a.m. on Thursday. Rodriguez remembers she was in a deep sleep when the two men confronted her.

Rodriguez says the thieves took her purse, money, jewelry, and her Mercedes-Benz. However, the 72-year-old negotiated with the bad guys.

"I asked them if they could give me the rest of the keys, just take the Mercedes-Benz key. Then, he gave me the extra keys," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez says the home invaders did not hurt her, but they did tie her up.

A police officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department happened to be patrolling the neighborhood around that time.

Rodriquez saw the thieves scramble out of her house. She says she felt a sense of relief as the home invaders ran away.

"I feel lucky. I said 'thank you, God,'" Rodriguez said.

Police have not released a description of the suspects.

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