SAN JACINTO ( – A woman was injured during a struggle with several robbers who forced their way into her home in the Riverside County community of San Jacinto Thursday night.

At about 8 p.m., several suspects in ski masks and hooded sweatshirts entered a home in the 100 block of South San Jacinto Avenue, where they were confronted by a woman who lives there.

Patricia Damiani, 79, was injured during a struggle with the suspects, San Jacinto police report. At one point, the suspects grabbed the woman’s purse from her. A second family member who was home at the time prompted the suspects to flee, police said.

The woman and her daughter talked to CBS2’s Tina Patel about their ordeal.

Damiano said she “works with God” and she knows his angels protected her.

The victim told Patel she’s been targeted several times and has no idea why.

Responding paramedics treated the victim at the scene for minor injuries.

Police did not release any suspect descriptions. Anyone with information on the case should call Riverside County Sheriff’s detectives at (951) 791-3400.


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