Staten Island grandmother fights off home invader

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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TOTTENVILLE, Staten Island (WABC) -- A Staten Island grandmother fought off a home invasion suspect who pushed his way into her home Monday morning.

It happened just before 9 a.m. in the vicinity of Clermont Avenue and Manhattan Street in the Tottenville section.

Police say the suspect forcibly entered the home through the front door, pushing the 58-year-old victim up against a wall.

She fought back, and a physical altercation ensued. The victim was able to yell for assistance, prompting the suspect to flee the residence on foot in a unknown direction.

No injuries were reported, and no property was removed.

The suspect is described as a male around 40 years old, approximately 5-foot-5 and 150 pounds with a medium complexion.

He was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket, white jeans and white shoes.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).


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