Police: Manayunk Woman Attacked In Home

Police said the incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. Monday.

According to Philadelphia Police, a 74-year-old woman from the 4800 block of Ogle Street was attacked in her home Monday morning.

A man, described as a black male between 35 and 40, approximately 5'8" and wearing all black knocked on the woman's door just after 9:30 a.m. and asked to use her phone, police said, adding that he told her he was working at a home just down the street.

Once inside the man demanded money from the woman and when she said she didn't have any he began to choke her with his hands and then a dog leash and forced her upstairs. 

The man ransacked her bedroom drawers and went through a number of other items in her room, police said, adding that he found a pellet gun in a box in her room, took the gun and fled. 

The woman, was taken to Roxborough Hospital and treated for bruises to her face and neck and received 14 stitches inside her mouth, police said. 

The investigation is ongoing and any with information about the incident is asked to call the Northwest Detectives at 215-686-3353 or 911. 

Doreen Pacell August 17, 2011 at 11:27 PM
It's getting to be that no one is safe anywhere anymore.. What is this world coming too!!
jarjar August 18, 2011 at 04:55 AM
4800 block, there is no 4000 block
Irene August 18, 2011 at 03:45 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, do not open your door to strangers!
The Neil August 19, 2011 at 12:24 PM
There is a 4800 Ogle Street according to Google Maps. http://bit.ly/oPS2l1
correction guy is correct August 19, 2011 at 07:08 PM
what happened was the author corrected their mistake without referencing jarjar's correction or removing jarjar's post once corrected. YES there is a 4800 block, there is no 4000 as was originally stated.


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