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Woman assaulted during break-in at Redford home

Break-in happened on Midland Avenue early Wednesday morning

She struggled with the man for a few seconds.
She struggled with the man for a few seconds.

REDFORD, Mich. – Redford Township police are searching for a gunman who climbed through a window and assaulted a woman in her home early Wednesday morning.

Kim Nuoffer said she was sleeping with her 1-year-old child around 5 a.m. when the break-in at her home on Midland Avenue happened.

"The man was coming in my bedroom window, I think I hear him, I don't know what woke me up, but I saw him as he was still coming in so I had a chance to get to my feet," Nuoffer said. "He told me to get down and I didn't get down so he hit me with his gun ... I was pistol-whipped."

Nuoffer said she struggled with the man for a few seconds.

"I was calling for my dog as I was trying to keep him away from me. He was trying to move in on me and I was trying to keep him away," she said.

As soon as the man heard Nuoffer's dog, and 85-pound pitbull named Monkey, coming -- he fled.

Nuoffer suffered minor injuries to her head. Her 1-year-old, and three other children who were sleeping in other rooms, were not hurt.

Police didn't release a detailed description of the man, only that he was black, 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a ski mask.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call police at 313-387-2551. Or, Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAKUP.