Boy, 10, arrested, 2 others sought in violent home robbery

Posted: August 08, 2012

A 10-year-old boy has been arrested and two other young boys were being sought in a home invasion robbery during which a woman was beaten and had a potted plant thrown into her face in the Juniata Park section, police said.

The other boys are said to be 7 years old and 12 years old.

Police responding to a call of a person screaming about 5:50 p.m. Monday found the 50-year-old victim on the 1200 block of Luzerne Street.

She told police she was sleeping in her room in the rear of the residence when the boys entered and started beating her with sticks, rocks and a rope.

When she got out of the bed, one of the boys threw a potted plant in her face, police said. The intruders ransacked the room and fled with a purse containing $20.

The woman suffered cuts to the nose and lips, bruising to her legs, and pain in her chest and head, police said.

The 10-year-old, reportedly a neighbor of the victim, has been charged with aggravated assault, robbery, theft, possessing an instrument of crime, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. His name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

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