An woman was assaulted during a break in at her home early Monday morning, Lexington police said.
The incident was reported shortly after midnight in the 700 block of Hi Crest Drive off East New Circle Road, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
A woman in her late 60s told police that two white men dressed in dark clothing broke down her door with a sledgehammer, assaulted her and then ransacked the house. The men didn't steal anything and then fled on foot.
"According to the victim, they were ransacking the house as if they had something specific in mind, but never took anything," Robert said.
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The woman, who was not identified, was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Roberts said.
Police recovered the sledeghammer, glasses and a BB gun a short distance from the house, Roberts confirmed.