AUBURN — Police were searching for a suspect late Tuesday night after an elderly woman was beaten and robbed inside her Cook Street home.
Police said a masked man burst into the woman’s apartment at about 11:30 p.m. and assaulted her with either a stick or a pipe before fleeing.
The victim, estimated to be 85 years old, was being treated for her wounds early Wednesday. The extent of her injuries was not immediately known.
Police from several departments began searching for the suspect on both sides of the Androscoggin River, using at least one dog to help with the tracking.
Shortly before midnight, an Androscoggin County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a man walking along Lincoln Street in Lewiston. Police said that man fit the description of the attacker and he was being questioned early Wednesday.
Police did not say what, if anything, was taken in the home invasion.
Deputy Chief Jason Moen of the Auburn Police Department and Scott Watkins, head of the criminal investigation bureau, were on their way to the scene on Cook Street shortly after midnight.

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