Elderly woman survives Roosevelt home invasion

Two armed men burglarized an elderly woman in her Roosevelt home Wednesday night, police said. Verona Thompson, 76, says she was reading at around 10 p.m. when she heard a noise in a different room.

News 12 Staff

Oct 25, 2007, 11:34 PM

Updated 6,110 days ago

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Two armed men burglarized an elderly woman in her Roosevelt home Wednesday night, police said.
Verona Thompson, 76, says she was reading at around 10 p.m. when she heard a noise in a different room. Thompson's 43-year-old son, who also lives at the house off Lincoln Avenue, was not at home, so she followed the sound.
Thompson says one of the men pointed a gun at her face and held her down.
"I'm not too good on my feet to begin with," she says. "All in here hurts now."
Meanwhile, the other burglar, wearing a ski mask, unsuccessfully searched the home for valuables.
Nassau Police Det. Lt. Karl Schoepp says investigators are unsure if the house was targeted, but they are fairly certain how the pair entered the house.
"It appears that one of the bedroom windows was unlocked and they gained entry that way," Schoepp says.


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