Elderly Woman Hospitalized After Violent Home-Invasion Robbery in Burbank

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Police in Burbank were investigating a violent home invasion robbery that left a woman in her late 80s hospitalized on Friday night.

Burbank police were investigating a violent home invasion robbery that left an elderly woman hospitalized on July 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Burbank police were investigating a violent home invasion robbery that left an elderly woman hospitalized on July 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers responded just before 8:30 p.m. to a home in the 1000 block of Cornell Drive after the victim activated a Life Alert-type device, according to Lt. Eric Deroian with the Burbank Police Department.

Ten minutes earlier, the woman had answered a knock at her door and a man forced his way into her home, police Lt. Adam Cornils told KTLA at the scene.

A physical struggle ensued between the woman and the intruder, and some items were stolen from the home, Cornils said.

The woman was injured in the confrontation and was taken to a hospital.

The intruder was described only as a male Hispanic in his 30s, according to Cornils.

No other information was available.