Wednesday, November 28, 2007

MoCO Home Invasions breaking 11/28/07

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007

Woman escapes her Chevy Chase home during robbery

77-year-old victim sustained minor injuries

by Audrey Dutton | Staff Writer

Detectives are seeking information on a home-invasion robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning on the 5500 block of Montgomery Street in Chevy Chase.

The victim, a 77-year-old woman, was in her home at about 1 a.m. when the lights suddenly went out. As she went to the basement to check her fuse box, a male stranger struck her and pushed her to the ground, county police report.

The suspect demanded money from the woman. She replied that cash was upstairs, at which point the man restrained her and went upstairs, police said.

While the man was upstairs, the woman set herself free and fled. She ran to a neighbor’s house and called police.

Officers from the Second District Montgomery County Police Department and Chevy Chase police officers responded. The woman sustained minor injuries that did not need medical treatment. Property was taken from her house by the suspect, police said.

The male suspect is described as 18 to 23 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 130 to 150 pounds and of unknown ethnicity, police said. He wore a puffy black jacket with white vertical stripes, black pants and a black baseball cap.

Police ask that anyone with information about the invasion and robbery call the Robbery Division at 240-773-5100. Calls can be made anonymously.



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