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Elderly woman attacked, police look for suspect

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WILMINGTON -- Wilmington Police are searching for the person who attacked an elderly woman inside her downtown home early Saturday morning. It happened along the 400 block of Nun Street around 5:30 a.m. Saturday afternoon Wilmington police were out canvassing the neighborhood looking for information about the crime. Detectives say a man pushed a ninety-five-year-old woman into her home after she came out of the house to get her newspaper. He stole cash, then sexually assaulted and beat the woman. She was taken to the hospital. One of her injuries include severe damage to one of her eyes. Neighbor Deborah Butler said, "The victim is an elderly lady, salt of the earth. Kind, dear, mild mannered, doesn't have any family to speak of and just a treasure of the neighborhood stories have been written about her. She planted the flowers in my yard just a few years ago. It really makes us all sick as can be about it." The attacker is believed to be a black man with no facial hair. He's about five-foot-five, about 160 pounds. At the time, he was wearing dark pants and a wine-colored jacket with yellow or gold writing. If you have information call the WPD at 343-3600.

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Please put up a fight with the cops!

I hope the person that did this puts up a fight with the cops. May the cops treat him well.

THIS HAPLESS VICTIM HAS

THIS HAPLESS VICTIM HAS LIVED HER ENTIRE 95 YEARS RIGHT THERE! NOW PEOPLE NEED TO RAGE AGAINST THIS HIDEOUS ASSAULT. THIS WOMAN WALKS TO CHURCH BLOCKS AWAY. SHE IS FRAIL AND DEFENSELESS. WILM CITY POLICE NEED TO COME DOWN TO EARTH OUT OF THEIR HELICOPTERS AND DO SOME CRIME FIGHTING. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! !!!! DOWNTOWN IS SCARY. SICK OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

elderly woman attacked

This brutal attack on a kind and gentle woman reinforces the evidence that CRIME IS OUT OF CONTROL and GETTING WORSE. I realize the police can't be everywhere. But Historic Wilmington is becoming a "ghost town" because people can no longer feel safe. If this "person" is ever found, he will probably claim " broken family, poor education, lack of guidance...". We need to hold people accountable for their actions and RID our streets and homes of these PREDATORS. If the current police can't do it, find out why? Someone has got to say, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

This also happened not too

This also happened not too long ago in Pender County. It is outrageous that someone could do this to elderly people. It takes a coward to attack someone who is less likely to defend themselves. I hope they find this scum! They did bring the dirt bag in pender to justice. To the woman: my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I hope you will find not only physical but emotional healing.

The woman was 95 years old,

The woman was 95 years old, why in the world would anyone want to hurt a old lady like that. Especially to sexually assult her. Come on people what is going on in our socity today?

Awful

I hope they catch this AWFUL person. I don't even want to call him a person. I don't think he is human. My prayers are with this lady and her family. I wish her the very best. I don't want this punk to get off. I hope they put him under the jail house. I sure don't want to hear about his poor child hood. That will be the next thing. I hope they catch him

DISGUSTING

I DONT CARE HOW POOR ONE'S CHILDHOOD IS. I CAME FROM A POOR CHILDHOOD BUT I WOULD NEVER , THAT'S NO EXCUSE. THIS CREATURE IS JUST PATHETIC. DOWNTOWN IS JUST DIGUSTING AND VILE, WHERE IT WAS ONCE BEAUTIFUL. I RECENTLY MOVED HERE FROM THE "COUNTRY" BECAUSE I ALWAYS WANTED TO LIVE IN WILMINGTON. SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE THERE HAS BEEN 3 MURDERS AND COUNTLESS NUMBERS OF ROBBERIES. I'M AFRAID TO WALK OUT MY FRONT DOOR AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN. IT JUST BREAKS MY HEART THAT A EDERLY PERSON IS SUBJECT TO THIS KIND OF TREATMENT, BUT THIS HAPPEN AT THE HANDS OF A PERSON THAT HAS NO RESPECT FOR ANYBODY OR ELSE THIS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN DONE. WPD NEEDS TO STEP IT UP, I KNOW THEY CAN'T BE EVERYWHERE AT ALL TIMES BUT SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERRE FOR THIS LADY. I DON'T KNOW HER BUT THOSE WHO DO ,PLEASE SHOW HER SHE IS NOT ALONE AND SHE IS LOVED. GOD BLESS