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No leads on Medford home invasion yet

I read with horror about the recent attack on a Medford senior citizen during a home invasion. Have police learned any additional information about her attackers yet?

— Via email

Unfortunately, no. The two men who recently broke into a 75-year-old woman’s home, assaulted her, zip-tied her hands and stole more than $10,000 worth of property have not been identified.

The suspects were described as adult males with face coverings, but beyond that, there’s nothing to speak of yet, police said.

The crime happened at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the 1800 block of Filmore Drive. The two men knocked, forced their way in and beat the woman, causing injuries to the woman’s face, arm and shoulder. She also sustained bruises on her neck from where they forced a gun against her.

The two men tied her wrists and stole five figures worth of her property, including her wedding ring. Police have not disclosed additional items.

Police believe the attackers had prior and “intimate” knowledge of the layout of the woman’s home, leading them to believe there was a previous connection between them and the victim and that the home invasion was not just random.

“At this point, when we have cases like this, the victimology is a big part of the case,” said Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau. “So why was this person chosen? There’s going to be a reason, and we need to figure that reason out.”

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