Teen Arrested In Florence Home Invasion, Two Others Wanted In Case

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Florence Police make an arrest in the case of home invasion of an elderly woman.

18-year-old Blake Austin Hines is now in custody.

Police say three people barged into the home on McBurney Drive just after midnight wearing masks.

Detectives say Hines and the other men grabbed the victim, pulled her off the bed, demanded money then left with cash and other valuables.

“I’m sure she’s very shaken up and we hope she recovers mentally as well as physically,” said Sergeant Cliff Billingsley with the Florence Police Department.

The victim suffered bruises from the attack but is expected to be ok.

If you have any information about this case you are asked to call the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers tipline to leave an anonymous clue at 256-386-8685 or the Florence Police Department.

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