A North York woman's hands were bound with a kitchen towel Friday afternoon by two men who barged into her apartment, threatened her with a machete, then robbed her, police said.

It happened at 12:49 p.m. inside the 27-year-old woman's home in the 1100 block of North George Street, according to Northern York County Regional Police.

The 27-year-old told officers she'd just returned home from walking her dogs when two men walked into her apartment, police said. They asked where she kept her money, but she told them she didn't have any, according to police.

One of the men pulled out a machete, then asked again where the woman kept her cash, police said.

The robbers forced her into her kitchen, made her lie on the floor and tied her wrists together with a kitchen towel, police said.

Ransacked: The robbers ransacked the living and dining rooms, then fled after stealing the woman's cell phone and a small amount of cash, police said.

The woman ran to a neighbor's home and officers were called, according to police, who said she escaped physical injury.

Northern Regional Lt. David Lash said it appears the home invasion wasn't random -- that the robbers targeted the woman's home.

They are described as dark-skinned black men, both about 5-feet-8 and with muscular builds, wearing black pants and hooded sweatshirts, police said. One had dreadlocks, the other had a shaved head, police.

Anyone with information about the home-invasion robbery or the robbers' identities is asked to call police at 292-3647, or leave a tip online at nycrpd.



-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at levans@yorkdispatch.com.