WILTON — An 18-year-old woman was slightly injured by two strangers in her home Wednesday night.

A slender female, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, in her late teens, and a male of average build, about 6 feet, also in his late teens, entered the unlocked Birch Street home about 10 p.m. on the Fourth of July, according to Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox.

During the assault, the male attacker was bit on his right shin by the resident’s family dog, Wilcox said.

The resident of the home then fled to a bedroom, which was guarded by the dog, Wilcox said. She was later treated and released from Franklin Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Wilcox said nothing was taken from the home.

After the incident, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department attempted to track the intruders with police dogs.

Wilcox asked that anyone with information about the attack contact Wilton Police Department at 645-3876.

Matt Hongoltz-Hetling — [email protected]

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