Police: Elderly Woman Beaten, Robbed
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville police are asking for the public's help identifying some local Wal-Mart shoppers caught on camera using a credit card that was stolen from an elderly woman who was beaten and robbed in her home.
Investigators released on Tuesday surveillance video of two men and a woman standing in front of a local Wal-Mart drinking soda. They said the trio used a stolen credit card belonging to a 90-year-old woman who just hours earlier was beaten inside her home.
Police said the victim lived alone in Arlington, where her son found her face down on the floor on the morning of Aug. 29.
The victim had been beaten so badly in the face and upper body that she suffered a broken neck and other injuries.
The victim told police that she went to bed on Aug. 27 and sometime after midnight someone entered her home by unknown means. She said the intruder asked for the PIN number to her credit card, and when she told him she did not have one the man started hitting her.
The elderly woman was left in her home for two days until her son came to check on her and found her on the floor.
Detectives said the robber got inside the woman's home through an unlocked side door.
"The person or the people who did this -- I know everybody wants them caught," said neighbor Fred Long.
Neighbors said everyone knows the 90-year-old woman who they said always gives Christmas gifts to the kids in the neighborhood, bakes cookies and tends to her own yard.
"Everybody around here is sad about it. We all liked her. She's a nice lady," said neighbor Sandy Charles.
"She made some of the best little cookies. They were finger-licking good, yes," Long said.
Police want to know the identities of the three people caught on tape outside Wal-Mart. They hope that by identifying them, it will help solve the crime.
Anyone with information about the robbery or who has any information that could identify the individuals caught on tape is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff?s Office at 904-630-0500 or Crimestoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
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