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Smithfield Police Investigate Home Invasion, Attempted Rape

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. — Smithfield police are searching for a suspect in connection with a home invasion and attempted rape.

The 82-year-old victim said she answered a knock on her door Sunday morning at her Evergreen Lane home.

The woman told police a young man forced his way inside, struck her in the face and then tried to sexually assault her.

The woman was slightly hurt. The suspect fled from the scene.

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