By Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man goes on trial Monday on charges in a violent home invasion robbery last fall that sent a 91-year-old woman to the hospital.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( ) reports that 47-year-old Gregory Howard of Monessen is scheduled for trial in Westmoreland County in the Oct. 21 robbery in Rostraver Township.

Howard and two other men are accused of pretending to be furniture deliverymen and then forcing their way into the woman’s home, tying her up, and taking $20,000 in jewelry and $928 cash.

Police said the victim was left with a fractured vertebra after she was shoved against her refrigerator and forced to the floor. She underwent surgery at Allegheny General Hospital.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

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