Woman victim of burglar with blowtorch

A blowtorch-wielding burglar set a 42-year-old woman’s hair on fire after breaking into her home Monday night.

The victim, who lives in Heritage Apartments on Heritage Circle, told Richmond County sheriff’s deputies that two men wearing ski masks forced their way through her front door.

According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, the men forced her to the ground but she was able to get free and ran upstairs while screaming for help. The burglar with the blowtorch managed to burn some of the victim’s hair as she fled. A neighbor saw the burglar with the blowtorch standing outside the apartment and called deputies.

Both burglars fled the area on foot toward Jackson Road, the report said.

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