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87-year-old woman foils attempted robbery in NC

HENDERSONVILLE, NC (AP) — The Henderson County sheriff says people who break into homes are taking a big risk, even if their intended victim is an 87-year-old woman.

Sheriff Charles McDonald tells the Asheville Citizen-Times that two men face first-degree burglary charges in connection with the break-in last week at a woman’s Highland Lake community home. He says the two men fled after she displayed a 9mm pistol.

The men were arrested and could face more charges in connection with other break-ins.

McDonald says both men involved in the robbery last week were armed. He declined to be more specific, citing the ongoing investigation.

He says the woman who chased off the two men is doing fine.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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