Elderly woman attacked by two men who steal her purse and her car

June 27, 1996|By John Rivera | John Rivera,SUN STAFF

Two men accosted an 80-year-old woman at gunpoint last night as she loaded groceries into her car outside a Parkville supermarket, threw her to the ground and stole the vehicle, police said.

Later, the pair mugged the aide to a Baltimore County councilman, police reported.

According to police, Loretta Struzinski of Parkville was assaulted by two men in their late 20s about 8: 20 p.m. outside the Super Fresh store in the 2400 block of Cleanleigh Lane.

One of the men pulled a handgun and they demanded her purse and her car, a tan, four-door 1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with Maryland tag ABE 822, police said. The woman struggled when they tried to take her purse and the men threw her to the ground.

She was treated at St. Joseph Medical Center for a minor head injury and released, police said.

Police said that shortly after 9 p.m., Lisa Keir, 49, was about to get into her car at Towson Town Center when two men -- who police believe committed the Parkville carjacking -- drove up and demanded her purse while threatening her with a Club vehicle anti-theft device.

Keir, of the 13000 block of Longnecker Road in Glyndon, tried to get into the car and slam the door but got into a struggle with the men, who threw her to the ground and drove off with her purse, police said.

Keir, who works for Councilman Douglas B. Riley, a Towson Republican, was being treated at St. Joseph last night for a possible broken wrist, police said.

Pub Date: 6/27/96

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