CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - An elderly woman says she was assaulted and robbed by two men during a home-invasion Monday night at a nursing home in northwest Charlotte.
The incident reportedly happened about 10:50 p.m. at Queen City Assisted Living located on 1700 Montana Drive, according to a police report filed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
The victim, 64, told police that two unknown men entered her room at the nursing home facility and assaulted her before taking two pieces of jewelry: a gold necklace and a gold/sliver heart-shaped charm.
According to the report, the victim suffered bruises and scratches, but is otherwise alright.
FOX 46 Charlotte spoke with a family member of a resident at the assisted living facility who said this isn't the first time that the same room has been targeted.
So far, police have not made any arrests in this case.
Statement from Queen City Assisted Living:
"An incident occurred at our Queen City assisted living community late last night in which two individuals were able to force their way through a side door of the community, and encountered and robbed a resident of jewelry, before fleeing out the same door. Community staff quickly responded and immediately contacted law enforcement.
The safety and security of our residents is a priority of Queen City and we are working closely with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to investigate and determine what happened, including identifying and apprehending the individuals responsible. The resident involved incurred only minor injuries and did not request further medical attention. We have notified all residents, their families, and appropriate agencies of this incident.
As this is an ongoing investigation we are unable to provide further comment at this time."
For concerned residents and families in the area, there is a Resident Relations hotline at 1-855-881-2576. The corporate office is located in Hickory.