A Chamblee woman is recovering after police say she walked in on three people trying to rob her apartment and ended up being cut and bruised in a knife attack.
It happened Thursday evening in Maria Perez's Bedford Park home.
She told Channel 2 Action News that the attack happened so quickly that she never got a good look at her attackers, but neighbors were able to step in and provide important details to police.
Perez, 46, said that she was able open her eye for the first time Monday.
"Right now at this moment, I give thanks to God. I feel better today. Today I can almost see the whole day," Perez said.
The violent attack transpired when Perez walked through her apartment door about 5:30 p.m. Thursday after work and was ambushed by an intruder.
"As soon as I opened the door, he hit me with a knife." Perez said. "Directly in the eye. I couldn't see. I covered myself."
Perez said she blindly ran into her bathroom for safety.
Neighbors would go on to tell police the attack involved three suspects.
While police describe the incident as an assault and burglary, Perez said her attackers never even got away with anything from the apartment, except her sense of security.
“I want to get out of here. I don't feel good here. I'm afraid," Perez said.
The neighbors who observed the intruders from their back doors say there were two Hispanic males, one with a highlighted Mohawk and the other with an injured right arm.
Neighbors said they also spotted a female wearing all black with a purple streak in her bangs.
Chamblee police are now searching for the three.
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