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Intruder attacks woman, takes car

From Staff ReportsAugust 11, 2006 

— A 90-year-old woman was attacked by an intruder in her home on Shenandoah Avenue late Thursday. The woman's car, a Buick, was stolen, but it was found later in the day.

The woman came home about 4 p.m. when an unidentified man jumped from behind a chair in her home and hit her in the face, according to a Durham police news release. Police did not release the address of the attack, but residents said it occurred in the 2400 block of Shenandoah Avenue.

The intruder told the woman he had a gun, but no weapon was seen, the release said. The man took the Buick, as well as a cell phone and checkbook.

The woman was not seriously injured. Police released a minimal description of the assailant: he was described as a tall, thin man in his 50s, wearing a dark-colored button-up shirt with long sleeves and dark work pants.

The stolen Buick LeSabre was recovered shortly after 7 p.m. in the 2400 block of Farthing Street.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.

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