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Intruder confronted elderly man in home burglary

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SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

State police in Carlisle are investigating a burglary where an unknown intruder confronted a 77-year-old Shippensburg-area man after climbing into his bedroom window.

Police said the burglar early Thursday drove a vehicle in the grass beside the victim's North Newton Township home, in the 1900 block of Ritner Highway, and parked out of sight from the roadway.

He then took a chair from a back deck, placed it under a window and entered a bedroom where he confronted the resident, police said.

The victim's 78-year-old wife was awakened and went to the bedroom, where she heard the burglar threatening her husband and demanding money, police said.

The intruder would not allow the wife to enter the bedroom, so she fled to a neighbor's house and called 911, according to police.

The burglar took the woman's purse from the kitchen before leaving the home, police said.

Investigators said they believe the intruder was a younger white male who was wearing darker clothing, was about 5'11" tall and weighed about 200 lbs.

He fled north on Ritner Highway and may have been traveling on Oakville Road shortly after the incident, police said.

 

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