Attack caught on camera: 60-year-old woman assaulted

It was a horrific attack that left an elderly woman severely injured. An unknown assailant tackled her to the ground before dragging her to a nearby parking lot where he continued to beat her.

The entire thing was caught on a surveillance camera. Now police are hoping the images can help get this man off the streets before he hurts someone else.

The victim is described as a 60-year-old woman, her attacker could be a teenager.

The video shows the woman walking alone across the empty parking lot when the suspect grabbed her by her feet and knocked her down. As she struggled to get up, the suspect punched her and dragged her across the parking lot where he beat her again.

"It's awful, I can believe it's happening around here, the area is pretty bad," said Renee Utley.

It happened near 26th Avenue and Camelback on June 13. The victim was talking to QuickTrip around 2 in the morning. Utley says it's not unusual to see women walking around alone in the neighborhood.

"I usually walk, I'll go to QT in the middle of the night by myself, but I won't now, no way," said Utley.

Police say two men walked up during the attack and scared the suspect away. The problem is those men also took off and police want to talk to them. They go by "TJ" and "Hatcher" and police believe they may know the suspect.

"It's just scary to be walking by yourself, especially a girl... I just got to be careful around here now, you know until they catch him," said Star Carvajal.

Police want to catch the man who did this. He's described as a Hispanic or Native-American man, 18-20 years old, 5'10" tall, with a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Police would also like to speak with the two good Samaritans who helped.

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
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