90-Year-Old Rossmoor Woman Victim Of Home Invasion Robbery

ROSSMOOR (CBS) — A 90-year-old woman was mugged in Rossmoor today by two men who tied her up in her home and ransacked it while stealing some of her valuables, an Orange County sheriff’s spokesman said.

When the unidentified woman went outside about 11 a.m. to get her newspaper, KCAL9’s Michele Gile reports she was confronted by two men. As one wielded a handgun that he put against her neck, she was ordered her back inside her home in the 11600 block of Weatherby Road, said Jim Amormino of the sheriff’s department.

They tied her to a chair and covered her face with a towel, and one of the men watched her while his partner ransacked the home looking for valuables, Amormino said. The men also took bracelets, chains and rings from the victim, ripping her blouse in the process, he said.

One of the rings stolen, said Gile, was an heirloom that had been in the victim’s family for 100 years.

The suspects made their getaway in a small, compact white pickup truck, Amormino said.

The men are both described as Latinos in their 20s, about 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6. One of the men wore plastic surgical gloves and the other had black gloves with white snowflakes on them, Amormino said.

“She’s shook up, but not physically hurt,” Amormino said of the victim.

After the men fled, the victim summoned help by pushing her Life Alert pendant.

Anyone with information was asked to call 855-TIP-OCCS, the Orange County Crime Stoppers organization.

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One Comment

  1. Doug says:

    Close the damn border and do it know.

  2. Gigi says:

    Doug, too late! You’re ancestors already got in:( Damn!

  3. Gigi says:

    I meant “your” not “you’re”…but Doug…you probably wouldn’t know the difference.

  4. Doug says:

    My ancestors did not ( sneak ) in like these cowards.

  5. Gigi says:

    No, they were bold enough to steal the land and say they “discovered” it.

  6. Doug says:

    Yes , they were bold weren’t they. John Wayne led 50 men and whipped 5000 Mexicans at the Alamo.

  7. connie says:

    This same thing happened to a 75 yr old woman in KY, 3 white men not Mexican, they just sentenced them to 20yrs each. Bad is Bad no matter what country one is born.
    ” three men accused of committing a home invasion in the serenity shores community last year have been sentenced to twenty years each in the state penitentiary. Both 21 year-old Andrew Wagner and 20 year-old Nicholas Redford”

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