A man allegedly forced a Medford woman at gunpoint to tie up another person in her home, then open a safe before he fled the property, Medford police said in a news release.
The woman was in her backyard putting trash in a barrel around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, near Fellsway West, when the man grabbed her, police said.
Police said he allegedly had a firearm in his hand as he forced her back into her home where another victim was located.
The home invader reportedly forced the woman to tie up the second victim, then made her open a safe in the house. After she opened the safe, he tied her up and fled in an unknown direction, police said.
Police did not indicate whether anything was taken from the home.
Officers said the suspect was a man described as 5 feet and between 8 to 10 inches tall, wearing a ski mask with eye holes.
“At this time we do not have a motive for targeting this home,” Medford police said. “We ask our community members to be vigilant in watching out for each other. Please call the police whenever you see someone or something suspicious in your community.”
Anyone with information regarding suspicious people or activity is asked to call 781-395-1212.