Elderly woman tied up in basement during home invasion, reports say
Ewing police are searching for two suspects who allegedly tied up an elderly woman in the basement of her home then ransacked the residence.
According to NJ Advance Media, police officers found the 92-year-old woman when they were responding to reports of a possible burglary on Manor Drive Tuesday.
Ewing Police John Stemler III told the website that authorities went to the woman's home at about 10:15 a.m. after being contacted by a neighbor who noticed that the door of the home was open and appeared as though it had been burglarized. When police entered the home they found the woman tied up in her basement. Officer say she appeared to have been punched and kicked, NJ Advance Media reports. She was transported to a Trenton hospital, but the extent of her injuries is unknown, the article states.
Following an investigation, the story states, police determined that two men forced their way into the house sometime between midnight and 3 a.m. Tuesday. Police have not yet been able to get a detailed statement or description of the suspects from the victim because of her injuries.
Police are asking anyone with information about the burglary to contact Ewing Detective Nick Muscente at 609-882-1313 ext. 7596. Anyone with information can also call the Ewing police tipline at 609-882-7530.
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