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74-year-old assaulted during Winston-Salem home invasion

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2880 Burlwood Drive (Google Maps)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 74-year-old woman was assaulted during a home invasion in Winston-Salem Wednesday.

The incident happened around noon at a home located at 2880 Burlwood Drive.

Roula Janos, the victim, answered a knock at her door and found an armed man outside.

The suspect demanded money from Janos and when she said she didn’t have any, he assaulted her, threatened her with a gun and forced his way into the home.

The suspect ransacked several rooms, taking valuables before leaving the home.

It is unknown whether the suspect left on foot or in a vehicle. Officers conducted an extensive check of the area and Forensic Services personnel processed the scene.

Anyone with information about this crime is requested to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.