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Nov 29, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Ninety-year-old man beaten and robbed in his apartment

Beach Mirror

Two women have been arrested and charged after a 90-year-old man was beaten into unconsciousness and robbed in the Little India area.

The home invasion happened on Saturday, Nov. 17 shortly before 6 a.m. inside an apartment near Gerrard Street East and Greenwood Avenue.

Police report a woman, whom the victim knew, buzzed for entry into his apartment.

Upon entry, she allegedly propped open the door with an object allowing a second woman to enter the unit.

Once both women were inside the apartment, they reportedly demanded the elderly man hand over cash, which he refused to do.

They then allegedly beat him into a state of unconsciousness before fleeing the scene.

Debra Hinsley, 49, of Toronto, was arrested Friday, Nov. 23 and charged with robbery and aggravated assault. She had a Nov. 24 court appearance.

Melissa Cooper, 26, was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 25 at her home in Renfrew. She has also been charged with robbery and aggravated assault. Cooper, who is also facing a charge of failing to comply with probation, had a Nov. 28 court appearance.

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