William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Randolph Police Arrest 17-Year-Old for Home Invasion on Elderly Resident
RANDOLPH — Police Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested a juvenile after a violent daytime home invasion that left a 75-year-old woman injured.
As a result of an investigation, a 17-YEAR-OLD RANDOLPH BOY has been arrested and faces the following charges:
- Armed Assault with Intent to Rob a Person over 65 Years of Age
- Breaking and Entering in the Daytime Placing a Person in Fear
- Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person
At 10:10 a.m. Thursday, the Randolph Police Department received a call from a resident reporting that she had been attacked in her home. Officers responded immediately and broadcast a description of the suspect to all officers and surrounding law enforcement agencies.
An investigation determined that a young male suspect forced his way into the home by cutting a sliding screen door with a knife. Once inside, the suspect encountered the 75-year-old resident, who was home alone, and demanded money from her. The suspect then pushed the elderly victim to the ground.
The victim screamed, and the suspect fled.
Randolph Police Officer Officer Vardy Duperval, who was working a detail, encountered an individual matching the suspect’s description about one mile from the scene, and the suspect was positively identified soon afterward.
The victim was treated at her residence by Randolph Fire Department paramedics.
The suspect is being held at the Randolph Police Department and is expected to be arraigned later today at Quincy District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.