SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — An elderly woman was badly beaten and robbed by two men during a home invasion Monday night in a residence located in unincorporated San Jose, authorities said.
Deputies responded to a call of a woman beaten at a home in the 200 block of North Cragmont Avenue shortly before 8 p.m., sheriff’s Deputy Rich Glennon said.
Arriving deputies found the 88-year-old woman who had been badly beaten and her home ransacked. The woman had been robbed of her jewelry and her car had been stolen out of the garage.
“We believe two suspects entered her home and beat her,” said Glennon. “She had extensive facial trauma, head trauma. We know jewelry was removed from her person. They also ransacked her home and stole her vehicle.”
Neighbors said the victim, known by her nickname, Flo, has lived at the home for more than 40 years.
“It breaks my heart a lot. I’ve known her all my life. And to see something like this happen to such a good person,” said neighbor Phyllis Silva. “Why does this have to happen? It’s not right and it’s not fair and I hope to God they catch whoever did it.”
She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. She has been placed in intensive care with significant head and facial trauma, according to Glennon.
Investigators were reviewing several security surveillance videos from residences in the area to see if images of the two suspects had been recorded. No other information was immediately available of the two suspects.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 408-808-4431.
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