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Police: Burglar strikes, injures 82-year-old woman to steal $50

Posted July 8, 2018 8:51 a.m. EDT

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— Police in Burlington said a man broke into a senior woman's home on Sunday and threw her to the floor before stealing $50.

According to the Burlington Police Department, officers responded to the home at 919 Dixie Street around 5:15 a.m.

Lessie Bell Wrenn, 82, said she heard a knock at her front door and, as she approached it to open it, the door was forced open by a male suspect.

Wrenn says the man struck her, causing her to fall to the floor, as he entered.

The man fled the scene on foot with a small amount of cash.

Wrenn was treated at the scene for a minor injury.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.