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Woman fakes heart attack, and armed robber runs away

Kansas City police are looking for a man who broke into a 70-year-old woman's house and tried to rob her.

The woman said she heard her rear sliding glass door break about 2:20 p.m. Monday in the 11800 block of Fremont Avenue. A man then crashed through the wooden louvered doors into her kitchen and pointed a gun at her.

"Get on the ground!" he yelled.

The woman told the gunman she couldn't because she was having a heart attack. The suspect ran out the rear door without stealing anything. The woman did not require medical attention, according to police reports.

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