dr marten boots Beaten Robbed in Her Home
PINE BLUFF, Ark. A local grandmother is recovering after being beaten and robbed in her home earlier this week.
The Pine Bluff Police Department says a 17 year old boy has been arrested in the case involving an 81 year old victim. His name is not yet being released but officials say he is expected to be charged as an adult.
Neighbors living near Edgewood Drive in Pine Bluff, on edge. “What happened to her is a crime,” says Patsy Bass, a friend of the 81 year old victim. “When I heard about it yesterday all I could do is cry and call my brothers.”
Someone assaulted an 81 year old grandmother inside her home earlier this week. “She heard a knock or doorbell which led her to answer the door,” says Officer Richard Wegner with Pine Bluff police. That when police say a 17 year old armed with a long hand gun pushed his way inside. “At some point he began thrusting her with that weapon, causing several injuries including a fracture to her orbital socket, right around her eye,” says Wegner.
Surveillance footage at the home shows the suspect walking up to the grandmother door with the weapon. Police say the teen demanded cash forcing the woman to write a check. “There was an attempted rape involved in this before the suspect fled,” says Wegner.
“What happened to her is a crime,
” says Bass.
Investigators were able to track down the teen who they say confessed to the crime. “We believe this victim was targeted possibly because she is helpful in the neighborhood,” says Wegner. “We believe this suspect targeted her because he had dealt with her before.”
Now, friends of the victim, thankful she still alive. “There not a person, and I lived here a long time, that will have one bad word to say about this woman,” says Bass. And her neighbors promise to keep a look out to help prevent something like this from happening again. “We look out for each other, all the women who live there, and wouldn hesitate to help at a moments notice,” says Bass.