The is investigating a burglary and strong-armed robbery that led to the injury of an 88-year-old woman at the home.
According to sheriff’s office reports, the incident happened about 4 p.m. Thursday. A deputy that responded to a burglary-in-progress report at a home on the 1800 block of Highway 101 North in Dallas found Mary Jane Jackson bleeding heavily from her right arm.
Jackson told authorities that she had heard someone knocking on her front door. When she answered it, she saw a black male, who asked if he could use the phone as his wife was alongside the road with a broken down vehicle. Jackson told him that she would call the number.
After Jackson shut the door, the black male then went around to the back door and started knocking. When Jackson opened that door, the male pulled the screen door open, grabbed Jackson and threw her onto the floor, which injured Jackson’s wrist and caused her to start bleeding.
"He roughed me around. He kind of … I just don't know, it was done so fast," Jackson told WSB TV.
Taken from Jackson’s residence by the perpetrator was a purse containing checks and about $400 in cash. The perp had also grabbed and taken off Jackson’s silent alert button that had been around her neck.
The perpetrator was described as a black male, 5-feet-10-inches tall with medium build and wearing all dark clothing.
Authorities also are investigating . One reportedly occurred on the 5800 block of the highway the same day of the robbery at Jackson’s residence, sometime between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Guns, ammo, a drill and medication were reported taken.
A home along the 1900 block of the highway was reported burglarized between June 17 and the evening of June 19.
Those with any information on these crimes are asked to call the .
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