Elderly women target of Manor home invasions

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by JADE MINGUS / KVUE NEWS and Photojournalist SCOTT MCKENNEY

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Posted on December 12, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 12 at 6:21 PM

MANOR, Texas -- Two elderly women became the victims of home invasions this week according to the Manor Police Department.

Detectives say the most recent case happened Tuesday. The first incident happened this past weekend.

In both instances, police say a woman knocked on the front door, pushed the homeowners down, and came inside to steal jewelry and other small items. Police say she then left through the front door.

The robber is described as a black woman with short hair in her mid-30s. She is about 5'6" and has a thin build. She was last seen wearing a purple jogging suit.

"When the elderly women would answer the door, the suspect would overpower them," Sgt. Ryan Phipps with Manor PD.

Manor police notified the community through phone calls, emails and text messages, but are worried elderly residents aren't signed up for the notification service.

"We want all of our residents to be vigilant and look for suspicious activity and call 911," said Sgt. Phipps.

The woman accused of stealing could face two charges -- one for aggravated robbery and the second for robbery of a home.

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