Woman, 83, assaulted and robbed by intruder

Blackstone Police are investigating a Friday night home invasion that left an elderly resident injured.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Doswell Street, a dead-end road along RR tracks off of West Division Street.

According to Chief Nick Kuzmiak, forced entry was gained through the front door.

Kuzmiak said the intruder displayed what’s believed to be a handgun, demanded money, struck the woman in her face with his fist, and stole her pocketbook, which Kuzmiak says contained a “significant” amount of cash.


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