Juveniles arrested after elderly woman assaulted, robbed at home

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police have arrested two teenagers for the assault and robbery of an elderly woman.

It happened late Sunday night at the woman's home in the 2500 block of Yale Avenue.

The 69-year-old victim told police she woke up when she heard a loud noise; she thought a car had hit her home, but it was three young men who came into her bedroom and began beating her asking "Where is the money?"

When police arrived, they said the woman had injuries on her head, body, and legs.

The woman's home was ransacked, and her car stolen.

She was transported to Methodist North but was expected to be OK.

About an hour later, police saw a vehicle with its license plate improperly displayed on the window. It matched the description of the victim's stolen car, and police tried to pull it over.

The car didn't stop, but the three suspects eventually ran out of the car at an apartment complex, police said.

The officers chased after them and were able to take two into custody.

Police said they were 15 and 16 years old.

Neighbors who live near the home told WREG there were three young men hanging in the woman's yard and around her home just last week.

Neighbors reportedly ran them away, fearful they were watching the victim's habits.

The woman told police she feared the attack was in connection to a recent break-in of the same car the suspects were found in.

WREG saw a security company's technician's working on the woman's home.

Neighbors are hoping it means she hasn't been run away from their quiet Binghampton neighborhood.