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UPDATE: Elderly Woman Targeted in Rand Home Invasion

By: Rahel Solomon; Anna Baxter Email
By: Rahel Solomon; Anna Baxter Email

The incident was reported just after 4 a.m. Monday at a home along Clemson Avenue in Rand.

(WSAZ Photo / Anthony Lewis)

UPDATE 3/25/13 @ 6:10 p.m.
RAND, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Deputies are searching for two men they say tied up and beat a 64-year-old woman.

The home invasion happened about 4:10 a.m. Monday at a home in the 200 block of Clemson Avenue in Rand. According to deputies, the men tied up, then assaulted a 64-year-old woman living at the home.

Neighbors like Patricia Cochran said they heard dogs in the neighborhood barking around the time of the invasion but didn't realize their neighbor was being hurt.

The victim told the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department she thinks the attack was targeted. Kenneth Foster, who lives across the street from the victim, said he can't imagine who would target the woman.

"She don't bother nobody," Foster said. "She just sits on her porch in pretty weather. She's a good person."

Cochran said while she normally feels safe, Monday's incident makes her think twice about her neighborhood's safety.

"When you hear these things, it makes you start to think maybe I need to take more precautionary measures," Cochran said.

After the suspects left the home, the victim, whose name is not being released at this time, was able to free herself and call 911.

The woman suffered minor injuries as a result of the attack. Her daughter, who works in the medical field, tells WSAZ.com she was able to treat her mother.

Neighbors and family tell WSAZ.com the woman is recovering but is traumatized by the incident.



ORIGINAL STORY
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Investigators are looking for two men involved in a home invasion in Kanawha County.

The incident was reported just after 4 a.m. Monday at a home along Clemson Avenue in Rand.

Dozens of deputies were on the scene for several hours with the street blocked off near the home in the 200-block of Clemson Avenue.

Sheriff's Deputies tell WSAZ.com the two men forced their way into an elderly woman's home. Details surrounding the home invasion have not being released at this time.

The woman is in her 70s. She was not hurt, according to deputies.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department is expected to release more information Monday afternoon.

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