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Elderly woman attacked while entering church, suspect still at large

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports

OHATCHEE, AL — Ohatchee police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked and robbed an elderly woman Sunday morning, September 2, before entering the church.

According to the Ohatchee police department’s Facebook page, the incident occurred at approximately 9:00 am Sunday morning at Christian Assembly Church located at 1270 Cherokee Trail in Ohatchee.

The suspect approached the 89-year-old victim from the woodline and shoved her to the ground as he took her red in color purse.

The victim suffered a serious head injury and is being treated at an area hospital.

The suspect is described as a black male, young, short, with a medium complexion.

If you know anything, please say something and contact Calhoun County Crime Stoppers at 256-238-1414.

Let the operator know that you have information for the Ohatchee Police Department in reference to this robbery. You may receive a reward if your information leads to an arrest. “We want your information, not your name.”

If you find a red purse in a suspicious location, please do not touch it, but call the police. “We are working diligently to find the suspect in this terrible act.”

The Ohatchee police are asking the public to share this information with others.

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