Woman, 88, Left With Broken Facial Bones, Wrist In OC Mugging

SANTA ANA (CBS) — An elderly Tustin woman will spend her Thanksgiving holiday recovering from a fractured face and wrist after muggers attacked her outside her home, deputies said Wednesday.

The suspects reportedly followed the woman from a Wells Fargo branch near Newport Avenue and Main Street and attacked her at her home in the 18000 block of Blue Ridge Drive about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said.

The robbers stole about $2,400 they took and fled in a white car, he said.

Amormino warned people to be wary during the holidays.

“Make sure if you go to the bank that someone’s not following you and be aware of your surroundings,” he said. “If you think someone’s following you, make a call on your cell phone (to authorities) or drive to an area where there are a lot of people,” Amormino said.

“For someone to strike an 88-year-old woman like this is disgusting,” he added.

Anyone with more information about the crime was asked to call (855) TIP-OCCS.

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