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PD: 82-year-old woman robbed at knifepoint by neighbor

Posted: 12:39 PM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 14:39:52-05
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PHOENIX — An 82-year-old woman was allegedly robbed at knifepoint by her South Phoenix neighbor.

Phoenix police report that on November 6, Troy Mance Day, 61, entered his neighbor's apartment near 7th Street and Roeser Road using a key.

Police say he confronted the woman in her bedroom while blocking the doorway and while holding a butcher knife. He then allegedly demanded money from the woman. When she asked him how he had keys to get into her home, Day allegedly replied, "I have plenty of keys."

The woman had no money, so Day reportedly stole her wedding band and another ring from her dresser.

The victim reported to the police that she has lived at the apartment complex for 12 years, and knew Day, who has lived in the complex for ten years. The victim told police that she has never given him a key to her home.

Day was located and arrested Thursday for kidnapping, burglary, and armed robbery.