Hammer-Wielding Man Invades Home

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A woman was able to lock herself in a bedroom when a man forced his way into her apartment Wednesday night.

Topeka Police say an officer responded to a home invasion at 9:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of SW Buchanan.

The victim told police a middle-aged black man with a hammer forced his way into her apartment. She said the man had long, loose black hair, and was wearing a solid black t-shirt and orange or red shorts/pants.

She told police she was able to lock herself in a bedroom. The man pounded on the door, demanding money, but didn't get into the room. The victim said he eventually left.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call detectives at 368-9400 or CrimeStoppers at 234-0007.

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