Richmond couple beat with bricks, robbed during home break-in

RICHMOND, Ind. (WISH) — A Richmond neighborhood is on edge after someone broke into a couple’s home and beat them with a brick.

“It’s usually a really quiet neighborhood and it’s surprised everybody,” said Joe McArter, who lives across the street from the couple.

The attack happened late Sunday night on the 300 block of Southwest 17th Street.

“It’s got us concerned. Now we’re seriously thinking about several of us in the neighborhood putting on alarm systems,” said McArter.

Police say in addition to being beat, the couple was robbed for an undisclosed amount of cash.

“There was a brick recovered on the scene,” said Det. Sgt. Michael Britt with the Richmond Police Department. “Neither one of them late last evening were in a condition to be specific about the details, obviously due to their injuries, and the follow up interview this morning (Monday) indicated that they did recall being struck with bricks.”

The woman was treated at the hospital for cuts and bruises from the attack. The man was also taken to the hospital and released.  The extent of his injuries are unknown.

“She’s a sweetheart lady, she’s an elderly lady and its a shame that somebody has to do that to her. I asked her if she was okay and she said, ‘I’m alive and that’s all I can say.’ She said, ‘I’m hurt, but I’m alive,'” said McArter

Police are still investigating. They say they don’t have any named suspects yet, but items were left at the scene that could lead them to the attacker.

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