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Home invaders pour boiling water on Memphis woman

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Mid-South woman is recovering after she was burnt by boiling water during a Wednesday morning home invasion.

The attack happened early Wednesday at a home in the 1700 block of Graceland Cove, a street containing only a dozen homes.  Neighbor Gerald Smith heard some commotion Wednesday morning, and thought it was an early New Year's celebration.

"January the first, kind of early," Smith said. "We heard two shots go off.  We didn't actually pay no attention until we actually saw that there was a lot of friction going on outside."

That friction turned out to be cops next door, after a strange home invasion.  A woman was getting in her the car to go to work when gunmen forced her back inside her house.

They tied up her, along with another woman and a young boy.  After they poured boiling water on one woman, they stole nearly $1,000 worth of jewelry.

Meanwhile, the other woman managed to escape by driving down the street and flagging down a police officer.

When the cops showed up, one of the suspects peeked out the house and pointed a gun at them.  The officers fired two shots in his direction, but didn't connect.

The two gunmen left out a back door and got away.

Though he was surprised by the incident, Smith wasn't worried.

"I'm going to be a little bit more, like you said, cautious that I need to be aware of my surroundings when I leave in the morning time," he said.

Investigators have a partial description of the two suspects.  If you have any information that could help solve this case, police ask you call Crimestoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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