Crime & Courts

Woman, 85, robbed at gunpoint in her house

An 85-year-old woman escaped injury late Thursday night when two people forced their way into her house, held her at gunpoint, put a pillowcase over her head and robbed her, police said.

The woman called 911 at about 11:30 p.m. to say the intruders came through her front door in the 2800 block of South Osage, Capt. Doug Nolte said. That’s northeast of Seneca and 31st Street South.

One of the suspects pointed a gun at her and told her if she said anything or called anyone they would harm her, Nolte said. They put a pillow case over her head and then stole cash, her cordless phone and the keys to her 2008 Hyundai Tucson.

They then left in the Tucson, which has not yet been recovered. The car has a handicap license plate with the tag number 5371, Nolte said.

One of the suspects is a black man about 20 years old who is 6 feet tall and wore glasses, the victim told police. The second suspect is a black male about 15 years old who is 5-foot-9.

The woman was not hurt, Nolte said.

“It’s very disturbing,” he said of the incident.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.