RYE, N.Y. – The Rye Police Department continues to actively investigate the circumstances surrounding an attack on a 72-year-old woman by an unknown knife-wielding man last week at The Osborn retirement community in Rye.
On Monday, Police Commissioner William Connors said the department is awaiting results of some forensic testing and detectives are following up possible leads.
Around 1 a.m. on Aug. 27, two security guards on duty saw an intruder enter the 4000 building at the upscale retirement community on Theall Road, through the parking garage, according to Osborn Chief Executive Officer Mark Zwerger. The door has an electronic lock, and Zwerger said the man may have had a key. When guards couldn’t find the man, they asked the police to help search. While police were investigating, they received a 911 call from a resident in the 4000 building and immediately ran to the apartment.
The woman told police she had woken up to find a person in her apartment with a knife. She struggled with him and suffered facial and head injuries before he fled. The woman was admitted to Greenwich Hospital for treatment.
Zwerger said last week that increased security would be brought in to watch over The Osborn. The victim has not yet returned to her apartment.