Man robs 101-year-old woman in her Oklahoma City home

A robber forced his way into the woman's northwest Oklahoma City apartment, threw her to the floor and took her TV, she told police.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: October 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm •  Published: October 30, 2013
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A robber threw a 101-year-old woman to the floor and took off with her TV, Oklahoma City police reported.

Dat Thi Hua was at home Tuesday in at her apartment in the 7500 block of NW 6 when she heard a knock at the door about 9:30 p.m. Hua, who speaks Vietnamese and lives alone, talked to police through her son acting as an interpreter.

She said she opened the door and a man forced his way inside the apartment.

He threw her to the floor and motioned for her to be quiet. Hua, who is 5-foot-1 and 117 pounds, stood up, bowed to show submission, backed into a bedroom and locked the door, she told police.

Her caretaker stopped by, learned what had happened and called police. A 32-inch television was missing from the apartment, police said.

The robber is described as a Hispanic male, 50 to 60 years old, about 5-foot-7 inches and 170 pounds. Hua said her attacker was strong, but she did not see his hair or eye color.

Police have not made an arrest in the case.


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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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