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Apr 8, 2011 11:55 PM by Shawn Kline

Woman says she was robbed at gun point in her home

A 76-year-old woman says she was held at gun point Friday in Jeanerette.
Police arrested three teenagers in connection with the crime.

"They had to jump over that fence and was hiding by the cement sink and the bricks." Olive Bodin says, "I could see something black on the ground; evidently it was one of the black jackets they had on."

Olive Bodin says it started as a regular morning. She was sitting outside with her rosary and a cup of coffee when she says a teenager pulled out a gun.

"He got real close to me and had the gun all in my face." Bodin says, "I just thought, he's waving that gun so much and he's telling me, 'tell me where it's at' and I said I don't have no more!"

Bodin says the suspects demanded money but she says they already took what they wanted from her home two months ago.

"Last time they took $1,300." She says, "plus a lot of gold coins I had."

Bodin says she wasn't home the first time she was robbed but this time, she says she was scared for her life.

Police say a trio of teens left with whatever cash they could find. Then when they left, Bodin says her neighbors heard gun fire.

"(My neighbor) says, 'Olive, I heard a gun shot.' I said, 'yeah, I was robbed again and they shot on their way out.'"

A neighborhood now lined with security systems, on alert- even when they're home.

"I don't think I'll be sitting outside too early like I used to," Bodin said.

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