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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Comments (9)
  1. Mel Gibson says:

    Well Duhhh. No Description??

  2. Jake says:

    An elderly woman is attacked and robbed and people who won’t post under their names are getting into racial arguments. You are sad excuses for human beings.

    1. Jessica says:

      Yes! This was the best post so far.

  3. tt says:

    what a pathetic loser to be so hard up that they would attack an 88 year old woman……This is a true example of moral character breakdown….. Hope they are proud of themselves….they are so strong they can attack the weakest people available to them….THAT is pathetic……
    As for the woman – i hope she will be ok .. and she has family to support her thru this horrible incident…..

  4. sluggo says:

    let a real criminal run N2 these fools…their bodies,would hardly be recognizible once found….meaning,even a criminal would not stoop so low,and will gladly make examples of those who do……U dont even have to believe in GOD to know wat will become of these IDIOTS….

  5. ??? says:

    hey max, sometimes whiles commit crimes …ted bundy, john wayne gacy, mark david chapman, john hinckley, casy anthony, jeffrey dahmer….ever heard of these people???

  6. Joe Clay is an idiot says:

    What year did you drop out of school in? I think you might be from that trailer park.

  7. susan says:

    The victim is one of the nicest women I know — always willing to help people out. And, fortunately, well-loved with strong family support. She would be the last person to acknowledge or accept the racist prejudice expressed by these comments. It is a sad day when an innocent victim of an atrocious act is then further victimized by unwarranted slurs of narrow-minded bigots./

  8. kandles says:

    The victim was an elderly white woman who was assaulted by cowardly punks of mexican ancestry! If the same was done to an elderly mexican woman by caucasian hoodlums would this then constitute a ‘hate crime’??

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