A man tied up an 81-year-old woman during a St. Paul home invasion robbery on Monday.
The women reported to have been tied up for almost seven hours before she was found by the police, the women was not injured.
The woman told officers that she had heard a noise outside before sunrise and discovered a man at her front door who told her a neighbor's house was being broken into, according to the Star Tribune.
As the women called for the police the man broke a window, pushed his way in, and demanded money, according to the Star Tribune.
The woman gave the man money from her purse and asked him to leave, but he demanded more, police said.
The man brought the woman into her bedroom, pushed her onto the bed face-down, tied her hands behind her back and bound her ankles together, Schnell said. He rummaged for valuables in her home for at least an hour, the woman told police, according to the Pioneer Press.Before the man left, he asked the woman whom she wanted him to call, she said the police. The man left the area and called the police but gave the wrong address, according to the Start Tribune.
After hours of searching several houses in the neighborhood the police received a call from a relative who had suspicion of her not answering the door.
The police are working on further investigations.