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Widow Narrowly Escapes Violent Robbery

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

"If you move, I'll kill you." That's what a woman says two men said to her after they forced their way into her home in the middle of the night.

It happened in Mercer County at Mary Whitehead's home on Longview Street in Harrodsburg.

That's where the victim says two men claimed they were out of gas and then barged inside.

"I have a sore shoulder, my knees hurt and my hand is swollen, but thank God, I'm still alive," said Whitehead.

The 67 year old fell several times as she was running for her life to a neighbor's house, which happened to be the home of Harrodsburg Chief of Police Ernie Kelty.

"She was hysterical. Once I finally was able to calm her down and get her in our house, I ran to her residence to check it out," said Kelty.

Chief Kelty says the two men had already fled. A quick sweep of the neighborhood turned up nothing, but Kelty says the search is far from over.

"For anyone to take advantage of such a wonderful person. No, we are going to do everything we can to solve this case," the chief went on to say.

For Whitehead, who lost her husband to a massive heart attack last summer, she's hoping for a speedy arrest.

"Not only did they steal my things, they took something from me I can never get back -- trust," said Whitehead.

The suspects are described as white men in their late teens to early twenties. One is tall and slim. The other is short with a stocky build.

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