UPDATE: Mother Fights Home Intruders

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Wichita mother is recovering after fighting home intruders late Tuesday night. A family member reports that she suffered injuries to her throat, arm, and face.

The woman fought two suspects after the robbers broke into her College Hill home.

It happened in the 400 block of North Belmont around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said a 21-year-old mother returned home with her one-year-old son and heard the front door open. She told officers two suspects attacked her and held a knife to her throat. The woman said she fought back, fearing for her child. One of the suspects was cut on the upper body during the struggle.

The woman said she ran to a neighbor's house to call 911. The woman's boyfriend was also notified. He drove the woman and baby to a nearby pharmacy, police said.

No arrests have been made. The male suspects were last seen wearing black clothing and ski masks. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call 911.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wichita Police say one person was injured after fighting with intruders inside a College Hill home late Tuesday night.

Officers were called to the 400 block of North Belmont about 10:45 p.m. on the report of a residential robbery. When officers arrived, they found the house empty. However, a few minutes later, a person who lives in the home showed up at a drug store at Central and Hillside.

According to Wichita Police Lt. Jeff Gilmore, the victim told police two men came and a brief struggle ensued. The suspects left after the struggle. That's when the victim went to the pharmacy for help.

The victim suffered minor injuries in the fight, Gilmore said. It did not appear anything was taken from the home, but the investigation is still underway.

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