Man faces charges of robbery and rape using a box cutter as his weapon

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – We’re learning more about a reported home invasion on Friday in Chattanooga.

A woman says a man broke into her home after her husband went to work on Friday morning.

She says he threatened her with a box cutter.

He demanded cash, taking $300 from her wallet and another $1,500 from a piggy bank.

She says he then tried to remove her shirt and skirt, but she was able to get free and jump out of the bedroom window.

Detectives were able to get video of the suspect’s vehicle.

They arrested and charged 47 year old Juan Montejo Francisco with Aggravated Robber, Burglary and Rape.

They say they found a box cutter in his home.

They also say that under interrogation, he admitted to threatening her with the box cutter to take the money.

He told them he used it to pay his rent and light bill.

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