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Updated: 8/29 4:48 pm

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say an 85-year-old woman was beaten and robbed during a home invasion in Yazoo City.

The family of Jeanelle Fates tells WLBT-TV the woman answered her front door Tuesday for a person she thought needed help. Instead, the man punched her in the face and forced his way into her home.

Authorities say Fates was beaten and suffered hand injuries when the assailant snatched rings off of her fingers.

Police say they are seeking a suspect in the case.

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