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Police: A 90-year-old woman was robbed and assaulted at her home in Elizabeth Township

Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania (KDKA) —Police said a 90-year-old woman in Elizabeth Township was robbed and assaulted at home.

Police said police officers responded to the town’s Boston Hollow house on Thursday. When they arrived, the woman was watching TV in the living room at 2 am when the TV went off, she said, and a bang was heard at the door.

She then told police that her door was kicked open and two men entered her house. A man stole jewelry from her bedroom, the woman told police.

Before leaving, police said one man sprayed the woman with hot sauce and alcohol and was disoriented, and another man broke her phone on the floor.

“They fled into the darkness like cowards,” Elizabeth Township Police Chief Kenhonic told KDKA-TV on Friday.

The woman finally went to her neighbor’s house to call 911.

Investigators quickly identified the suspect’s escape vehicle, a red minivan, using home doorbell cameras, corporate security cameras, and videos from the town’s license plate reader.

According to police, McKeesport’s William Ashmerer and Karl Matthews were later arrested and charged. They are currently in Allegheny County Jail. They both face a list of allegations, including robbery and robbery.

Investigators believe the pair targeted women because one of the suspects, a handyman, had worked in the neighborhood within the last six months and identified her as a simple victim.

“We don’t and can’t accept this kind of behavior in our community,” said the chief.

As for the victims, there was no serious damage, but Mr. Honic said, “I am protecting the privacy of my home. I am ensuring the comfort and safety of my home. I felt it was a serious violation. I was very upset. “

Police: A 90-year-old woman was robbed and assaulted at her home in Elizabeth Township

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