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Intruder knocks down woman, 80, then flees

Thu., Aug. 12, 2010, 7:49 a.m.

An 80-year-old woman living on the 10th floor of a senior living complex in downtown Spokane was knocked to the floor of her apartment today by a man who entered her dwelling and hid himself in a closet.

The incident about 12:15 a.m. occurred in a 15-story apartment building at 1120 W. Sprague Ave., Spokane police said.

The woman reported that while she was preparing to go to bed the man jumped out of a closet with a white blanket over his head, knocked her down and ran out the door. The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Officers checked an entry surveillance camera recording and saw a white male with a blanket over his head exit the front of the building and go east on Sprague.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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