Man punches 71-year-old woman in face during home invasion

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 27 at 10:55 AM

HICKORY, N.C. -- Hickory police are looking for man who punched a 71-year-old woman in the face during a home invasion on Monday.

The victim told police she saw a grey van in her driveway when she came home around 11:15 a.m. Monday morning.

When she went inside, she said a man hit her in the face so hard that she flew into a kitchen shelf, then hit the floor.

The victim said the man was wearing a navy blue shirt, a navy blue hat and jeans. He was in his 20s or 30s, about six feet tall with a muscular build and dreadlocks.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for her injuries.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.

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