In a town, which ranks among the lowest in the state in assaults, burglaries and car thefts, it was here on College Avenue in New Windsor that one of its longtime residents fell victim on all three counts.
"They said she had just come home from church and walked in and they were in the house with her and held her at knifepoint," said Steven Strawsburg, Sr. who is one of the victim’s neighbors.
You can almost see St. Paul's United Methodist Church from the victim's house, but she routinely drives there to take one of her neighbors who has trouble getting around.
When she returned home on Sunday, a man and a woman were in the process of burglarizing her home, and they held a knife on her as they finished ransacking the place.
They robbed her of her vehicle, her cash and her sense of security.
"There was a boy and a girl here the day after the snow trying to shovel, and I thought, 'Well, we got kids that want to shovel, you know, and apparently I don't know if they were casing it or if it was them or what," said Strawsburg.
Police are now on the lookout for the victim's 2004 silver Dodge Stratus similar to the one pictured here displaying Maryland tag number LFR623.
The intruders are described as a white male, standing 5-foot-8 wearing a yellow and green hooded sweatshirt, and a white female, about 5-foot-9 with a navy blue jacket with a similar colored hood.
If you have any information, you’re asked to call the toll-free anonymous tips hotline at 1-888-399-8477.