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78 year old Amarillo woman fights off two male home invaders


On Tuesday evening, Amarillo police officers responded to a reported home invasion robbery in the 1300 block of Montclair Drive.

Responding officers spoke to the 75 year old female resident who was the victim. She heard repeated knocking and went to her front door. The woman asked the person outside if something was wrong, and a man told her there was.

After the victim opened the door, she found the male suspect pointing a handgun at her. She backed into her home, and the armed suspect following her.

A second suspect entered the home also. The men had her face away from them. They tied her wrists behind her with cord or cloth and warned her not to move.

When the armed suspect was not behind her, she pulled her wrists free. She tried to gain control of the gun that the man was still holding.

During the struggle for the weapon, both fell to the floor and the man dropped the pistol. The victim got up and retrieved her handgun from a night stand. Both suspects fled and no shots were fired.

The suspects stole a television, laptop, and some documents from her purse.

During the robbery and struggle, the woman sustained abrasions to her forearms, hands, and face during the robbery. She was treated at the scene.

The armed suspect was a white or Hispanic male in his teens or twenties, wearing a dark colored knit cap. Investigators are working to gain additional details.

A witness said the suspects left the scene in a white four-door vehicle.

If you have any information about this case, please call the Amarillo Police Department or call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. You can also make a tip online at www.amapolice.org. Crime Stoppers callers remain anonymous and can get a cash reward.

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