The Enfield Police Department is investigating a home invasion Monday afternoon after a 92-year-old woman was assaulted and several items from her residence were stolen.
The unidentified woman told police that there was a "young man" standing at her front door on Windsor Street holding a package between noon and 3 p.m.
Once she opened the door, the suspect pushed the woman down, police said. He entered the home and destroyed several items.
Police said he took a television and jewelry as well as other items.
The woman's children take turns checking on their mother each day. Police said the woman's daughter came to check on her around 3pm.
When the daughter entered the home, she saw blood on the floor; however, she just thought her mother, who suffers from dementia, had fallen.
While cleaning up the mess, she noticed the drawers had been opened and the television was missing.
She called police, and when they arrived, investigators noticed the phone lines to the home had been cut.
"I don't know what you can really say about someone that would prey on people that are least able to defend themselves," said Enfield police Chief Carl Sferrazza. "It's despicable."
There is no description of the suspect at this time.
Investigators believe because the woman suffers from dementia, she did not call police right away.
Police are asking residents to stay vigilant, especially if someone they don't know is at the door.
"Even if they had ID cards, I would make sure that they were who they said they were," one unidentified neighbor told Eyewitness News. "I hate to sound so untrustworthy, but I think you have to be. I think you have to be today."
Residents told Eyewitness News they'll be keeping an extra eye on their houses and each other.
"I just try to stay as alert and cautious as you can be," said one unidentified resident.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Enfield Police Department at 860-763-6400.
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