Woman Charged in Morning Home Invasions

She's accused of pushing elderly woman to the ground.

Tracey Jorge

Norwich police have made an arrest in connection with two burglaries on the same street early Monday morning.

Tracey Jorge, 40, of Norwich, is accused of breaking glass door panels to enter a house on Elizabeth Street at 12:42 a.m. and stealing a small amount of money.

She woke a 90-year-old woman who went to the kitchen to see what happened and found Jorge, police said.

"She said, 'Give me your money,'" the victim's daughter said. "My mother doesn't keep money in the house. She had $5, so she gave her $5."

Jorge went through the woman's purse and left, police said.

Jorge entered another house across the street in the same way at 3:07 a.m., police said. When the elderly homeowner tried to call police, Jorge unplugged the phone and shoved the woman to the floor, police said.

The elderly woman said Jorge said she needed money for groceries. The homeowner sustained minor injuries and said Jorge left without taking anything.

Police said they learned Jorge had been seen in the area after each burglary. Police found her late Monday morning. She is being held at the Norwich Police Department on $100,000 bond and will be presented at G. A. 21 on March 29.

Jorge was charged with home invasion, two counts of first-degree burglary, third-degree robbery, assault on an elderly person, two counts of interference with an emergency call, sixth-degree larceny, sixth-degree criminal attempt and third-degree criminal mischief.

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