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19-Year-Old Stabbed While Fighting Off Melrose Home Invasion Suspect ‘Thought She Was Dreaming’ – CBS Boston

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MELROSE (CBS) – Police proceed looking for a suspect who tried to steal a number of automobiles and broke into two Melrose houses early Wednesday morning. The string of break-ins is taken into account random, prompting police to problem a warning to lock automobiles at houses.
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Police Chief Michael Lyle stated simply earlier than 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, the person entered an unlocked dwelling on Lynde Street, walked right into a 19-year-old’s bed room and demanded her purse and keys.

READ MORE: Blizzard Warning For Potentially Historic Storm That’s Likely To Bring More Than 2 Feet Of SnowStunned to see the stranger, the lady fought again and was stabbed within the neck in the course of the confrontation. The wrestle between the 2 carried exterior of the home. Hearing the commotion, the lady’s father got here exterior and the person ran off.

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“She thought she was dreaming. She couldn’t actually believe it, and I could see that happening to anybody. ‘This isn’t real.’ Then it became very real, very quick for her,” Lyle stated. “I give her a lot of credit. She fought back. And he took off quick.”

The lady’s father stated the suspect obtained the knife from a kitchen drawer. Fortunately, he stated it was one of many dullest knives within the kitchen.

READ MORE: To Do List: Skiing At Bretton Woods, Boston Wine And Food Festival, Frost FitIn whole, the suspect is believed to have entered two unlocked houses and several other unlocked autos.

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The suspect tried to steal a automotive not removed from the Lynde Street dwelling, however solely obtained about 100 yards. The automotive began as a result of the fob was close by within the dwelling, however about 100 yards away it obtained out of vary and the automobile deactivated.

The suspect additionally stole a second automotive. It was positioned a short while later in one other city, however police didn’t launch further particulars.

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“This is a random act. In every case there was an unlocked vehicle or the front door of the house was unlocked. I can’t emphasize enough to everybody in our community or everywhere – lock your doors,” Lyle stated. “You have a lock on your front door for a reason or back door. Please lock it. And your vehicles, you’re only making yourself a target having an unlocked vehicle.”

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No arrests have been made. Anyone with info is requested to name Melrose Police.

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