Bedridden woman, 86, brutally beaten in Rhawnhurst home invasion

An elderly bedridden woman, 86, was viciously assaulted during a home invasion robbery in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia early this morning, police said.

The victim told investigators that she was sleeping in her residence at the Meadowview Apartments on the 8100 block of Algon Avenue when, shortly before 1:30 a.m., she was awakened by an unknown man.

While the woman was unable to describe her attacker, she told police she heard him say “money.” When she began to scream, he beat her.

The victim is receiving treatmentat Frankford Hospital-Torresdale for a fractured orbital socket and cheek lacerations. Authorities said she is in stable condition.

It is unclear what, if anything, was taken from her home.

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