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Posted on Fri, May 17, 2013 : 3:14 p.m.

Police: Intruder hit woman during Whitmore Lake home invasion

By John Counts


Police confirmed Friday they are investigating an alleged assault and break-in at a home in Whitmore Lake in which intruders, one of whom was masked, struck a woman in the forehead.

Green Oak Township police Chief Bob Brookins said the incident occurred around 4 p.m. May 6 at a home near the intersection of North Main Street and North Shore Road.

A 25-year-old woman was home alone at the time when two suspects broke in, Brookins said.

“She reported one was masked and one was not,” the chief said. “She said she was hit by one of the individuals in her forehead.” The two suspects then proceeded to steal a television and other electronics before fleeing.

The woman did not need medical treatment.

Brookins said he thinks the family was targeted and that the suspects and the victim may be acquainted. Police are still actively investigating the incident and did not want to release any more information.

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Mon, May 20, 2013 : 10:16 p.m.

What? No description of the attacker?