Woman, 75, ziptied during home jewelry robbery

Crime

Medford police believe this was a targeted robbery

A surveillance photo shows a black truck suspected in a home jewelry robbery in Medford on October 27, 2019 (Medford PD)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 75-year-old Medford woman was ziptied by masked men who broke into her home and stole jewelry, including her wedding ring, Medford police said Thursday.

When the woman answered a knock on her door in the 1800 block of Filmore Drive around 8:40 a.m. Sunday, October 27, the men burst in, police said. One of them brandished a handgun during the assault, which investigators seemed to be a targeted robbery because they seemed to know certain things about the home.

After the robbery they left. When the woman realized they were gone, she ran — still ziptied — to a neighbor’s home and called police.

Officers arrived quickly and found neighborhood video surveillance that showed a arriving just before the robbery and leaving just after.

No suspects have been identified. Investigators said this is not a drug-related robbery.

The woman was treated for injuries to her face, arm and shoulder.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Medford police.

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