Home Invasion Targets 97-Year-Old NJ Woman: Cops

Thieves target elderly woman for 2nd time in a month & police don't think this attack was random

By Dan Stamm
|  Friday, Dec 28, 2012  |  Updated 11:42 PM EDT
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A group of men forced their way into the Hamilton Township, N.J. home of a 97-year-old woman Friday night. They struck her in the mouth and robbed her, according to sources. They don't think this is a random attack, as the woman has been targeted before.

NBCPhiladelphia.com - Claudia Rivero

A group of men forced their way into the Hamilton Township, N.J. home of a 97-year-old woman Friday night. They struck her in the mouth and robbed her, according to sources. They don't think this is a random attack, as the woman has been targeted before.

For the second time in less than a month, a 97-year-old New Jersey woman was victimized during a home invasion, sources in Hamilton Township, N.J. told NBC10's Claudia Rivero.

This time the men punched the woman in the mouth and forced her to tell them where “she kept the money” after bursting into her Genesee Street home Friday night around 7:30, according to sources.

The victim was home alone, possibly targeted, when the men burst in through a back door, one of them assaulted her, forced her to sit in a car and ransacked the home, sources said.

It was reportedly difficult to tell what the thieves took because the house was so badly torn apart. The last time home invaders took thousands from the elderly woman’s home.

Hamilton Township Police don't have a clear description of the suspects but they do believe them to be same people who targeted the same home earlier in the month.

Investigators remained on the scene late into Friday night.

The woman was staying with relatives.

 


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