September 10, 2012 in City

Police seek burglar after attack on woman

By The Spokesman-Review

Spokane Police investigators need help identifying a burglary suspect who attacked a 62-year-old woman in her home last week, leaving her with serious injuries.

The woman told police that a man knocked on door of her home, located near 900 E. 8th Ave., at about 5 p.m. Thursday. But when she got to the door, the man no longer was there, police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer DeRuwe said in a news release.

“She then saw the suspect walking out of her dining room, carrying her camera,” DeRuwe wrote. “When she confronted the suspect, he hit her in the head. He knocked her to the ground and continued to assault her repeatedly.”

The woman suffered “significant” injuries that required treatment at a local hospital.

Major Crimes detectives have not been able to locate the suspect, who is described as a white male in his 20s, with a medium build. He stood about 5-foot-10 and wore a gray shirt and tan shorts. He had sandy colored-shoulder length hair that was “very straight,” DeRuwe wrote.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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