89-year-old WWII veteran has wrist slashed during home invasion in Northeast Fresno

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Fresno police are searching for a pregnant woman and a man, who are suspected of injuring a World War 2 veteran during a home invasion robbery. (KFSN)

"It's been tough-- it's been a tough week and a half."
Fresno police are searching for a pregnant woman and a man, who are suspected of injuring a World War 2 veteran during a home invasion robbery.

On Tuesday afternoon, Bob Christiansen said he got a knock on the door. When he answered, a clean-cut man in his twenties was there to greet him.

"'Bob, we're old friends, I used to work for you here and there,' I used to own a liquor store, and I had a lot of guys work for me, but he wasn't one of them."

Bob said he had a bad feeling, but the man pushed his way in through the front door and a pregnant woman followed.

"She's 20, 22, young girl. She comes out and she sits here, he sits here."

After 20 to 30 minutes, he said the man asked for a glass of water and said he needed to use the bathroom. Bob obliged, but at that point, he was also suspicious.

So he walked down the hallway, and that's when he said, he found the man in his bedroom filling up a pillowcase with jewelry.

"I saw him and tried to grab him. I didn't get him and he'd come down the hallway on the other side and he's yelling, 'get in the car, get in the car,' he knew I was on to him and he looked pregnant now."

Bob's wrist was slashed during the struggle, but the pain he's feeling has more to do with his wife, who died last week.

"It's been tough-- it's been a tough week and a half."

He said the pregnant woman swiped $500 out of his wallet on the way out. Money he had just pulled out of the bank to pay for funeral arrangements. And the jewelry, he said, much of it belonged to the woman he has loved since the year World War 2 ended.

"I'm sorry-- I just can't live without her."

It's a struggle, but bob said he will be ok. And his door will not open for strangers anymore.

Bob said the two people who robbed him took off in a brown, two door car with a damaged windshield. He said it was cracked on the driver side.

Bob believes they may have got his name out of his wife's obituary.

If you know anything about this case, you should call Fresno police.
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