Home invasion leaves elderly victim shaken
December 16, 2011
A recent home invasion in Haldimand, Canada, left one 82-year-old, resident shaken up with minor injuries, the Dunville Chronicle reports.
On Wednesday at 9 p.m., the elderly resident heard a knock on the door of her home, and when she went to see who was there, two men forced their way inside. When they did so, the door hit the senior in the face and knocked her to the ground.
The two men stormed though the home stealing numerous valuables from an unlocked safe, as well as money from her purse, the news outlet reports. Shortly after, the robbers fled the scene, leaving the elderly woman to fend for herself.
She was eventually able to call for help and the police arrived soon after. An ambulance transported her to a nearby hospital where she was treated for mild injuries.
Sometimes seniors living alone can be more vulnerable to home invasions or even to suffering an injury with no one around to help. Because of this, it may be wise for those living solo to install a senior alert system into their homes. These wearable devices give the elderly the ability to call for help in any instance.