DAILYKENN.com -- Police are searching for two males accused of assaulting an 84-year-old woman in broad daylight.
The crime occurred in Atlanta, Georgia.
The victim was walking home from a pharmacy when the incident occurred. She suffered multiple broken bones. The image of one of the two suspects was captured on a security camera. He was carrying what appears to be the victim's purse.
The attackers were wearing surgical masks.
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Police said as Lamson was walking on the sidewalk, someone came up from behind her, knocked her to the ground, grabbed her purse and took off.
“I can’t believe anyone would be so brazen to do that in the middle of the day in a neighborhood where people are always out walking, running, taking babies for a stroll,” said Heffron.
Lamson was rushed to the hospital. She suffered a hairline fracture in her forearm and had so many broken bones in her shoulder she had to have a shoulder replacement.
“She broke her shoulder,” said Heffron. “The doctor said she had four pieces of bone moving around, so she now has a bionic shoulder.”
Police reviewed security video and found images of two men wearing surgical masks in a dark 2018 or 2019 Honda Accord with a “drive out tag.” One of the men was caught on camera with what appeared to be the woman’s purse in his hand.
“I still can’t get over the fact that my mother was mugged seven houses from my own,” said Heffron.
It was a despicable crime made even worse by the fact that the crooks were wearing masks during a pandemic.
“I think it’s even worse that they’re wearing masks,” said Heffron. “That’s going to make it harder, but I want them caught.”
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