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Maryland City intruders burglarize elderly women

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Alice Yoke is 91-years-old and she says in all of her years, she never had a morning like early Monday morning.

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She was asleep at about 3:40 a.m. in her residence in the 200 block of Elkton South when a man she didn’t know woke her up. Yoke's says after a few minutes the man quietly left her room. On the way out she says he took some of her prescription medication and some cash.

Her granddaughter and her husband live in the apartment downstairs they say there were two burglars who broke in through a back door. They spent the morning putting new locks on the door and thanking god their grandmother is okay.

Twenty minutes later, at about 4 a.m. Monday morning, a few blocks away, Keith O'Neil was awakened by his 74-year-old mother screaming for help. Someone had broken in through their back door and was in her bedroom in the 200 block of Sharpton South.

The victim grabbed the suspect and started screaming. O'Neil then ran into the room and fought the suspect, who eventually fled.

A second intruder then came into the house and fought with the victim’s son.

"By that time we had the bedroom door closed and we were holding them off," he says. The suspects fled but had his mother's cash.

Neighbors say they believe the intruders had been on the block before. One says the suspects took $500 from one house and another neighbor’s lawnmower.

Police are still looking for the suspects.

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