Suspect Sketch Released In Mugging Of Elderly Woman, 90, In OC
SANTA ANA (CBS) — The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released a composite sketch for the second suspect in last week’s mugging of a 90-year-old woman.
The other suspect who allegedly mugged her and ransacked her Rossmoor home was arrested Thursday.
Authorities said the victim was confronted by two men when she went outside about 11 a.m. Wednesday to get her newspaper. 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.
The pair 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 men wore plastic surgical gloves and the other had black gloves with white snowflakes on them, Amormino said, adding that they made their getaway in a small, compact white pickup truck.
The victim was “shook up, but not physical hurt,” Amormino said.