Warren woman assaulted during robbery

Staff report


For the second time this week, a city resident was assaulted at home and robbed during a home invasion.

According to a police report, at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, three black males dressed in black wearing black ski masks broke into a house on Clearwater Avenue Northwest and robbed the 33-year-old woman living there.

The woman was taking a shower when she heard a noise and looked in her bedroom to see the men.

Police said one of the men pointed a gun at her and asked where her money was. When the woman said she didn’t have any money, he punched her in the side of the head.

He took the towel off her body and placed it over her head before tying up her hands with a bra and forcing her into the closet. She told police she heard one of the other men say “just shoot her.”

The woman stayed in the closet for 10 minutes before running to a neighbor’s house. The only thing the victim found missing was her cellphone.

Police noticed damage to the door frame on the front of the house.

Lt. Jeff Cole, police department spokesman, said the department is investigating the break-in and is “real concerned” about it and another home invasion that took place Monday night.

In that incident, a man forced his way into a 62- year-old Northwest Boulevard man’s house at 7 p.m., firing pepper spray into the victim’s eyes and stealing his wallet and car keys.

The victim said when he answered his doorbell, a man wearing a black, hooded sweat shirt pulled up around his face sprayed him in the face.

The victim walked backward into his living room trying to find his car keys because they contained an alarm-system remote. Not finding it, he stumbled into the kitchen looking for a wall-mounted alarm box.

The suspect followed the victim into the house, spraying him a second time and pushing him away from the alarm box. The suspect then left with the victim’s wallet and the key ring.

Ambulance personnel treated the victim at his house.

Cole said it doesn’t appear the two home invasions are related.

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