FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ - Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials are investigating after a woman was tied up and beaten during a burglary at her Fountain Hills home.
According to officials, a call came in to police around 8:30 a.m. after the 63-year-old woman stumbled upon a burglary happening in her own home near Saguaro and Shea boulevards.
MCSO said she was tied up in a chair by the suspect for an unknown amount of time as he ransacked the house. The suspect also reportedly punched the victim in the face and struck her with a firearm.
She is currently in the hospital being treated for her injuries and is expected to recover.
Officials said the suspect got away with jewelry and cash. He is described only as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 pounds.
The woman’s son-in-law, a Glendale police officer, reportedly found her at the home bound to the chair.
Officials said they are not ruling out the possibility that the attack is related to several other recent burglaries reported across Fountain Hills.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 480-WITNESS.
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