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70-Year-Old Harrison Woman Engaged in Struggle with Home Invasion Burglar

By rlsmetro on
Harrison Town

There is an active search for a man who forced entry into a home in Harrison then attacked a woman inside on Thursday afternoon.

According to authorities at approximately 12:30 p.m., police were dispatched to an address in the 300 block of Ann Street on reports of a robbery.

Police said, a 70-year-old female resident was home alone on the second floor of the residence and heard someone enter her home.

Believing it was a family member, the woman called out which reportedly drew the suspect to her location where according to police, the suspect confronted her in the bedroom and went on the attack.

According to the woman, the suspect reportedly forced her face down on her bed then told her that he was looking for money and jewelry.

The woman said she felt the suspect placed an unknown object to her head before she directed him to a jar of coins. The suspect grabbed the coins, a jewelry box, and her cell phone before threatening her not to call the police.

Police believe that the suspect kicked in a locked rear door to make entry and likely exited the same door.

Officers are looking for a white male suspect, who was last observed wearing light colored clothing, a hoodie, and a blue bandana that covered his face.

The woman received no physical injuries, but EMS treated her for stress-related symptoms.

This incident is under investigation as a home invasion.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harrison Police.