Mercer Co. home invader injures woman and flees with $5

Monday, July 28, 2014

HERMITAGE, Pa. (AP) - Police have been searching for a man who forced his way into a western Pennsylvania home and cutting an elderly woman with a utility knife before stealing $5 from her purse.

The incident happened about 10:30 p.m. Friday in Hermitage.

Police haven't identified the woman or released her age, but say the suspect threw her to the ground, struck her in the face then cut her before taking the money from her purse.

Neighbors say the woman's husband has dementia and lives in a nursing home.

The woman was treated at a hospital for her injuries.  Police were still searching for a suspect on Monday.

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