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.
“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.
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.
“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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