80-year-old woman sent to hospital after home robbery in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An 80-year-old woman is in the hospital after police say a man broke into her home and robbed her early Friday morning.

Officers say they were called to a home on Dogwood Drive at around 7:45 a.m.  They say when they arrived, they immediately called for emergency care due to injuries the woman sustained during the incident.

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Police say the woman told them the man had broken into the home through the basement at around 4:00 a.m.  The woman tells investigators that the man woke her up and demanded money.  When the woman told him she didn’t have any money, she says he assaulted her.  Officers say the woman had several puncture wounds to her chest and back, as well as a laceration on the left side of her face.

Police say the suspect took a small amount of cash during the robbery.

Police say the woman was unable to give a description of the suspect.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police.