79-year-old woman recovering after violent home invasion

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis police are investigating after a 79-year-old woman was attacked inside her home last month.

IMPD put out a picture this week of three teens huddled around an ATM at an east side gas station. According to police, the teens are wanted for questioning in a violent home invasion.

According to IMPD, intruders busted a sliding glass door of a home in late August. Once inside, the suspects attacked a 79-year-old woman with her walker. The suspects grabbed a TV and the victim’s purse and ran out the door. A neighbor nearby heard the glass shatter and called 911. Responding officers found the victim in her own blood as she sat in her house.

About 20 minutes after the attack, the victim’s credit cards were swiped at an ATM at a BP gas station near 30th Street and Mitthoeffer Road. Police released surveillance pictures of three teens huddled around the ATM, minutes later detectives say the boys purchased items in the gas station with the victim’s credit card.

Neighbors describe the victim as a sweet woman who is often seen around her house with a walker. After learning about the attack one neighbor tells 24-Hour News 8 that she will remain watchful.

“I don’t sit in the bed [and] shiver and shake because I’m going to get broken into. I just ask the Lord to keep this house safe, I can’t do it by myself,” an unidentified neighbor said.

Police say the woman suffered several cuts to the head, but her condition has not been released.

If you have any information on the incident, call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS (8477).


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.