Elderly Nuns Attacked In Home Invasion

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Home invaders attacked two elderly nuns while they were sleeping in their Billings house Wednesday, leaving them with cuts, bruises and broken bones, police said.

The women are with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth but police did not otherwise identify them. They were taken to a Billings hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, Billings Police Department Sgt. Kevin Iffland told the Billings Gazette (http://bit.ly/124RJwC ).

Details were few, and investigators were waiting to interview one of the nuns Wednesday morning, he said.

Two men broke into the home at 2:45 a.m. They assaulted and robbed the women, but police did not say what was taken. Investigators did not have enough information to release a description of the attackers.

The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth is a Roman Catholic religious order in Leavenworth, Kan. The order is listed as the owner of the house, according to tax records.

Next-door neighbor Lynne Roccisano said she was heartbroken and frightened by the news, and visited the women in the hospital.

“Nun or not, you don’t beat an old lady,” Roccisano said.

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