Thursday 27 October 2016

Church releases CCTV footage showing thugs punching defenceless woman (76) to the ground

Cormac Fitzgerald

Published 19/08/2015 | 11:21

This shocking footage shows two men mug and attack a defenceless elderly woman.

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The attack took place on Sunday in St Cecelia Cathedral in Omaha in the US, and was captured on CCTV.

In the video an old woman (76) is standing in the vestibule of the church, reading something on her own, when two men enter through the front door.

The first man grabs the woman's handbag and runs away, then the second one punches her hard in the back of the head, knocking her to the ground before fleeing.

The church posted the video in their Facebook page to try an identify the violent attackers.

Fr Michael Gutshell told a local news station that the muggers were unknown in the area.

"These are individuals that were strangers to the neighborhood," he said.

"No one has ever seen them. I would guess they are 15 or 16 at the most."

The woman was treated in hospital for her injuries.

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