Woman attacked after finding home being burglarized

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WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita woman suffered minor injuries after being attacked by a man who was burglarizing her home.

It happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of East Denker in south Wichita. According to police, a 24-year-old woman pulled into her driveway and saw that another car was backed into her garage.

She found the front door unlocked and her home in shambles. When she backed out of the home, she was confronted by a man who was standing on her porch. The suspect punched her in the head.

"He hit me many, many times in my head," said the woman, who did not want to be identified. "He was trying to get me inside and I kept resisting."

After the two battled on the front porch, the woman managed to break free and run. But not before the thief took her car keys and smashed her cell phone.

Police say that because she had blocked his car from leaving, he tried to get into hers to move it out of the driveway. When he was unable to get inside, he got into his own car in the garage and used it to push her car out of the way. He then sped away.

EMS treated the woman at the scene for minor injuries.

"I have pepper spray that I wasn't carrying that day and I think that could have saved me a lot of hurt," said the woman. "Gosh, I don't know how I made it out. It's just my adrenaline. I didn't want to die here."

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s with short blond hair, about 6-feet tall and 300 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. He drove away in a black Pontiac, possibly a Grand Prix.

He had forced his way into the home through a side door. Also missing from the home were jewelry, electronics and photos of the woman's deceased father.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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