On April 14 at 9:00 p.m., the West Memphis Police Department responded to the 1900 Block of North McCauley in reference to a disturbance.
When officers arrived they saw two masked males fleeing the area on foot.
Officers then found an 81 year old female inside her home. The victim, who was seriously injured, was able to tell officers that the males broke into her home by breaking in her back door and attacked her.
She went on to tell police the suspects demanded her car keys and rummaged through her home before leaving as officers arrived on the scene.
The victim was taken to the hospital in Memphis where she is listed in serious condition.
West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes stated, “This was a cowardly act committed by a couple of the lowest type of individuals I could ever imagine. They intimidated and brutalized an elderly member of our community without care or compassion. Their actions have scared a portion of our community and we will simply not tolerate it. We will identify and apprehend them as quickly and safely as possible and they will answer for their crimes in a court of law.”
Captain Ken Mitchell added, “We are working very diligently to resolved this matter as soon as possible. The victim is doing better today and for that we are grateful. She is a strong woman with a strong faith with many loving family and friends. I believe in this community and that they will assist us in locating the persons responsible for these crimes.”
Mitchell asks if anyone has any information on this incident, to please contact the West Memphis Police Department at (870) 735-1210 or Crittenden County Crime Stoppers at (870) 732-4444.
All Crime Stoppers Tips are confidential and Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest(s).
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