Police search for suspect who assaulted, robbed 90-year-old Thomasville woman

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A 90-year-old woman was beaten and robbed inside her own home over the weekend.

Thomasville police say it happened Saturday around 7 p.m. The woman didn’t want to give out her name but she did want to get her story out there to hopefully catch this guy.

The great-grandma asked FOX8 to call her “Miss B.”

Miss B says on Saturday evening she went out to water her garden and when she came back in there was someone hiding behind her chair.

“He raised up here and when he did that I turned around screaming,” said Miss B.

She says the man used her chair to knock her down and then he beat her with it. Miss B told him where her pocket book was. The suspect took her money and then put her in a room.

“I prayed right then and there and I guess that’s the reason I’m here today, I don’t know,” she said.

Miss B waited until he was gone and then she called 911. She needed stitches in her leg and she had a lot of bruises on her face.

“I just wonder how they feel if it comes back to them seeing me like this, I do wonder about that,” she said.

Thomasville police canvassed the neighborhood around Thomasville Middle School on Sunday and Monday, asking homeowners if they heard or saw anything over the weekend.

Thomasville police will be stepping up patrols in the area.

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