(KMOV.com) -- Ellisville police are investigating after an 86-year-old woman reported a man posing as a package delivery employee tied her up and stole valuables from her home.
Officers were called to the 1300 block of Kensington Way on Saturday afternoon.
Bernice Cook told News 4 she answered the door when a man posing as a delivery person said he had a package. Cook said the man then pushed his way into her home, and demanded she hand over valuables.
"He tied me to the handle of the stove with tape, and after he left I chewed myself out I kept chewing and chewing on the tape 'til I could get loose...then I called police right away," said Cook.
While the suspect allegedly filled his box with Cook’s money, jewelry and whatever else he could find, Cook had a bold conversation with him.
“I said you know, your mother wouldn’t really want you to do this,” said Cook. “He kept saying he had a son who was sick. I said if this will help your son with money, I hope your little boy gets better."
Ellisville police confirmed they are investigating the home invasion, but did not release any further details. Officials said more information on the case should be released on Monday.
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