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A Columbus woman fears for her life, robbed at gunpoint

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A Columbus woman said she didn't know if she would get to celebrate her 60th birthday after she was robbed at gunpoint in her own home.

It's the last thing you'd expect to happen around 9 a.m.  A 59-year-old Columbus woman had just sent her five year-old grandson off to school when she heard a knock at her door.

"I thought he was coming back in because he had forgotten something, so when they knocked, I just opened the door up," the victim said.

However, when she opened the door it was not her grandson on the other side.

"There was a guy standing there. He asked me did somebody live here from Atlanta. I said no, you've got the wrong house," said the victim.

She said the unknown man left and came back a short while later with another man, this time he wanted to leave his number.

"When I was reaching for the number, he pushed me down [on the floor]. I was screaming and he told the other guy, make her stop screaming and he said you better stop screaming and he pointed the gun at me," said the victim.

The woman began screaming and pleading for her life while one man guarded her and the other rummaged through her home. 

"They took my computer and pocket book. They took all my identification and credit cards," she said.

Authorities found the victims purse on Lawyers Lane. Investigators report the people suspected of dumping it there are two African American men in their early 20s. The victim says she was unable to give a complete description, because she thought keeping her eyes closed and her head covered would save her life.

"I just didn't want to see the bullet. I covered my face and to keep from identifying them just in case I lived. I thought I was going to die and my birthday is in a week," she said.

The two men have not been captured and the victim says she's still fearful they'll come back. 

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