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Washington County woman, 88, assaulted and robbed in her home

July 06, 2010

A male assaulted an 88-year-old woman in her Day Road home early Monday and stole money, jewelry and the woman's purse, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The woman said she was sleeping when she was awakened by a dark figure standing in the doorway of her bedroom, according to deputies, who responded to the woman's home about 5:30 a.m.

The woman suffered minor injuries in the assault, but did not require medical attention, according to a news release.

The suspect, described as being about six feet tall and wearing all black clothing, fled the home on foot, police said.

Deputies said they determined the suspect forced his way into the home.

Day Road turns off Dual Highway near Interstate 70.

Anyone with information about the incident can call Detective Tim Atwell at 240-313-2183.

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