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Man arrested for break-in, robbery, assault on 79-year-old woman

Abdul Howard (North Las Vegas police)
Abdul Howard (North Las Vegas police)
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Updated: 4/20/2013 1:43 pm
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- North Las Vegas detectives have arrested a 47-year-old man in connection with a home break-in, robbery and sexual assault of a 79-year-old woman.

Police were called at 5 a.m. Wednesday to a home in the 1300 block of East Nelson. A woman reported that a man broke into her home, robbed her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her. After the suspect fled she called police.

Detectives identified Abdul Howard has a suspect in the case. He was located and taken into custody at his North Las Vegas home without incident. Police said Howard had no prior relationship to the victim.

Howard was arrested on one count each of burglary with a deadly weapon, home invasion with a deadly weapon and sexual assault of a victim over 60 years of age.
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