Police looking for man who broke into woman's home, robbed her at knife point

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HOMEWOOD, Pa. - Authorities are looking for a man who broke into a woman’s Homewood home Wednesday morning and robbed her at knife point.

According to police, the man broke into the woman’s home near the corner of Bennett and Murtland streets about 8 a.m.

The victim told police the man came inside and told her he didn’t want to hurt her.

“I had my door open and I was sitting on the couch when he just burst in. When he first came in, I freaked out. That’s when he told me to be quiet,” the woman said. “He said he didn’t want to hurt me and he asked if I had any money. At first I said I didn’t have anything.”

According to the woman, she then told the man to take what he wanted and leave.

“I said, ‘Take what you want and get out,’” the woman said. “That’s when he took my purse and dumped it out. He took my wallet and ran out the door.”

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, wasn’t injured.

“I'm fine, but I'm shaken up that something like this happened in the morning. I've never had a problem leaving my door open,” she said. “When he pulled out the knife, I wasn't trying to fight. Take what you want and go. It's not worth dying. I can replace anything."

The man left the residence on foot toward Frankstown Avenue. He was between 40 and 50 years old, clean-shaven with short hair, wearing a green short-sleeve shirt and dark khaki cargo pants.

Anyone with information on the break-in and robbery is asked to contact police.