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Offbeat New York teen stabs sleeping grandmother, steals $23, cops say

00:02  12 july  2018
00:02  12 july  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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A teen in upstate New York stabbed and choked his grandmother in her home Sunday night before stealing $ 23 and a cell phone, The Democrat and Chronicle reported, citing police.

A New York teen has been arrested after breaking into his grandmother 's house, stabbing her while she slept and stealing $ 23 and her phone. Police say 17-year-old Albion resident Brandon Foster went into his grandmother 's house through a window just before midnight Sunday.

Brandon Foster, 17, of Albion, New York was charged with attempted murder on Monday.© Provided by Fox News Network LLC Brandon Foster, 17, of Albion, New York was charged with attempted murder on Monday. A teen in upstate New York stabbed and choked his grandmother in her home Sunday night before stealing $23 and a cell phone, The Democrat and Chronicle reported, citing police.

Brandon Foster, 17, of Albion, N.Y., was charged with attempted murder on Monday, the paper reported.

Foster pried open a locked window to his grandmother’s bedroom late Sunday night where she slept, police said. Foster allegedly stabbed his grandmother with a knife and choked her.

Foster’s grandmother managed to get away from Foster's grip, the report said. He then allegedly grabbed $23 and a cell phone before escaping through the bedroom window.

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ALBION, N . Y . — Police say a 17-year-old western New York boy broke into his grandmother ’s house and stabbed her while she was sleeping . The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office says Albion resident Brandon Foster went into his grandmother ’s house through a window just before midnight Sunday.

Despite "bleeding profusely," Foster’s grandmother drove herself to a local hospital where she was transported to a county medical center, WIVB reported. Police said she was in serious but stable condition.

A manhunt for Foster involving officers from five different agencies took place in Albion. Around 6 a.m., K-9 tracking dogs found the 17-year-old hiding in some bushes behind a Burger King.

Foster was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, and first-degree assault. According to police, Foster has no fixed address and spends his time between friend’s houses and the streets.

A police chief said Foster’s violent attack may have been due to “mental-health issues.”

Foster was held with $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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