WATERTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Police are on the scene of a violent home invasion in Watertown this morning.
According to police, an elderly woman was assaulted during the incident at a home in the 600 block of Sunnyside Ave.
Police said 87-year-old, Alma York, called 911 shortly after 9 a.m., reporting a home invasion at her residence. The victim told police that two black males, one of whom was carrying a handgun, forced their way into her home after asking to use her telephone.
"They pushed me down and held me down," said York.
The victim said one of the suspects then pistol whipped her on the side of her face.
Additionally, the victim told police that one of the suspects forcibly tore an earring from her lower ear.
"I'm a little sore here, where they pushed me down, I guess and I got the stitched up ear," said York.
Watertown and Waterbury police blocked off the area of Sunnyside Ave. where it meets Colonial St. in Waterbury.
A police dog was brought in to track the suspects. As of 11 a.m., police were still actively searching for the suspects.
The first suspect is described as a black male, late teens to early 20's, 5'7" tall, wearing a black jacket with the logo "Rugby" on it, and a light-colored hoodie with gold and yellow lettering.
The second suspect is described as a black male, late teens to early 20's, 5'10" tall, wearing a blue and gray jacket with camouflage print on the back.
According to police, both suspects are described to have heavy accents of unknown origin.
The possibility exists that the subjects fled on foot into neighboring apartment complexes which straddle the city limits of the Oakville section of Watertown and Waterbury.
Police believe the suspects to be the same duo that are suspected of using the same ploy to gain entry into homes in the area within the past few days.
"I was born in that that house," said York.
"She would do anything for anyone, would do anything to help you, just a good person," said Bill Cass, a neighbor.
Anybody with information is asked to call police at 860-945-5200 or Water-Oak Crime Stoppers at 860-945-9940.
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