Armed suspects break into 85-year-old woman's home

By WEEK Reporter

Armed suspects break into 85-year-old woman's home

February 1, 2013 Updated Feb 1, 2013 at 12:37 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria Police are looking for suspects after two men broke into an 85-year-old woman's home on Thursday.

Officers responded to the 1900 block of W. Kettelle Street and spoke to the victim. The victim said that at approximately 6:15 pm, she heard a knock at the door and she saw two male suspects, one black and one white.

The white male held a gun to the victim's head and forced her to the ground by her arm. The suspects demanded money from the victim, but the victim did not answer their requests. The suspects took the victim's cordless phone and fled the scene.

The victim described the suspects as being 15 or 16 years old. The white male was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. Other than that, no description of the suspects is available.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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