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102-Year-Old Woman Pushed, Robbed During Home Invasion in New Jersey

A suspect pushed a 102-year-old woman and prevented her from pushing her lifeline pendant during a home invasion robbery in New Jersey, police said.

The incident happened about 8:40 p.m. on December 7 at a home on Dock Street in Toms River.

Police say a 72-year-old and her 102-year-old mother were inside their home when the doorbell rang.

The 72-year-old woman answered the door and was pushed inside the home by the suspect.

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Police say the suspect grabbed the 72-year-old and dragged her towards the interior of the home where her 102-year-old mother was located.

The 102-year-old woman tried to activate her lifeline pendant that was around her neck, but the suspect pushed her to the ground and yanked it away before she could push the button.

The suspect demanded cash and obtained an undisclosed amount before running out of the house.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Lou Santora at 732-349-0150 extension 1276.

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