(07/12/2011)
By Bob Weaver

State Police in Grantsville say they have received two reports of home invasions of elderly people in the Orma-Nicut area by two men, stealing pain medications.

The incidents happened during the past 10 days.

The males, one described as about twenty and the other about thirty, have gone to houses asking to use the bathroom or asking for water for their overheated car.

While in the house, they pilfered rooms for the drugs and in at least one case, the occupant indicated guns had been removed.

Cpl. J. A. Bowles is investigating the reports involving the women, ages 78 and 85, both living by themselves, according to Sgt. O. S. Starsick.

Sgt. Starsick said, "These men are preying on the kindness of elderly people."

The Herald has received reports from other residents of the area, who are afraid to come forward.

"These men are home-grown terrorists," said one source, who asked to remain anonymous, "At least one of the women is now afraid to stay in her own home."

Police say they have suspects in the case.

Sgt. Starsick said residents should be suspicious and call 911 immediately with descriptions of the men, their vehicle and license number if possible.


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