Woman, 89, is robbed in her Towson home

August 21, 1994|By Robert A. Erlandson | Robert A. Erlandson,Sun Staff Writer

An 89-year-old Towson woman has told Baltimore County police that she was robbed in her Stevenson Lane home early Friday by two men who ransacked the dwelling, bound her hand and foot and left her face down on her bedroom floor.

She said she lay there for nearly six hours, barely able to move.

"I couldn't even move my fingers, the pain was excruciating," the victim, Elizabeth Evans, said yesterday. She is the widow of Dr. ++ Arthur L. Evans, who died in 1974.

Mrs. Evans said that to breathe she had to wiggle her head repeatedly to shift the coverlet the thieves had thrown over her.

She said she was preparing for bed about 1:30 a.m. when the intruders forced open the locked front door of her house in the 600 block of Stevenson Lane after slitting the locked screen door.

They demanded and took money, credit cards and her diamond engagement ring, which she had difficulty removing, she said. ,, They told her that if she didn't remove the ring, they would cut her finger off, she said.

Mrs. Evans said the robbers also stole about $50 and her checkbook, taped her ankles and knees and taped her hands behind her back. They then ransacked the house, she told police.

About 8 a.m. Friday, a friend, David S. Leys, also of Towson, went to Mrs. Evans' house to pick tomatoes. Eventually he heard her calling for help, found her bound in the bedroom and called police, he said.

Mrs. Evans said the robbers brought the tape to bind her with and that the tape aggravated a sore on an ankle. Relatives took her to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment.

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