Cleveland man arrested for aggravated burglary, theft of 91-year-old woman

CLEVELAND - A Cleveland man accused of entering a 91-year-old woman's home, punching her in the face and stealing her purse was arrested early Wednesday morning for aggravated burglary and theft.

Police were called out about noon Sept. 17 to a home in the 14400 block of Alger Road where they found the elderly victim kneeling on the floor and bleeding from her mouth and the side of her neck.

The woman told officers that a man had entered her home, punched her in the face and knocked her to the floor. The victim reached a phone and called police when the suspect returned and spoke to the victim, calling her by name.

The man fled the home with the victim's purse.

Police identified and arrested the suspect early Wednesday. He is in custody in the Central Prison Unit awaiting charges.

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