Boy arrested, second sought in attack of city woman at home

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A 16-year-old boy was arrested and a second teen-ager was being sought last night after an attack on a 65-year-old woman yesterday at her Northeast Baltimore home by youths pretending to sell candy, police said.

About 7:30 p.m., two boys appeared at the front door of the woman's home in the 4500 block of Woodlea Ave. When the woman said she did not want candy, they struck her in the face and threatened her with a knife before forcing their way in, said Northeastern District Sgt. John Sturgeon.

The pair tied the woman's hands with electrical cord and threatened to kill her dog, which was unharmed, before fleeing in her car.

The car was stopped by officers on nearby Mannasota Avenue after the victim quickly freed herself and called police. One youth was arrested, but the other escaped on foot, Sturgeon said.

"The woman refused medical attention and was more worried about her car and her dog than herself," Sturgeon said.

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