CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Chesterfield police are looking for two men who forced their way into the home of an elderly woman.
Police were dispatched to Chester Forest Lane, shortly after 6p.m. Friday for a report of a home invasion, Chesterfield Police Lt. John Miller said.
The victim, a 76-year-old woman, reported she was home alone when she heard a noise at the door.
When she opened the door, she said two men approached and demanded her purse. When the woman refused, the suspects forced their way into her home.
After searching through the home, the suspects ran off on foot.
Jack Thompson, who lives across the street from the victim, said he believes he saw the suspects before the incident happened.
“The two people I saw were walking down the street right in front of her house,” Thompson said. “I picked them up with my headlights. But they were wearing dark clothes, real dark clothes. Both of them were a good size like they had big parkas on.”
Thompson said there has been an increase in robberies in the neighborhood and is taking every precaution to protect his home.
The victim and her son declined to speak on camera. However, the man said his mother is doing OK, but is still shaken from the incident.
One suspect had an unknown object wrapped in a cloth material. It is unclear if the object was a weapon or not. No injuries were reported.
The first suspect is described as a black male about 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall. The second suspect is described as a black male between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall.
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