76-year-old woman punched and robbed

Posted by: KLKN Newsroom

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Police are investigating after a 76-year-old woman was robbed and punched in the face inside a church in Omaha.

According to an Omaha Police Department report, the woman from Johnston was reading the parish newsletter Sunday morning inside the entrance of St. Cecilia Cathedral when two males entered the church, stole her purse and punched her in the face. The woman hit her head against the side of the table as she fell down.

The suspects then fled the scene.

The woman was helped by a parishioner before being taken to Creighton University Medical Center with a large bump and scrapes on her forehead. She has been released. Authorities are still looking for the two suspects who were caught on surveillance cameras inside the church.

If you want to see video of the robbery, click on the link from our media partner Action 3 News – Omaha. http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kmtv/news/Arrest-warrant-issued-for-suspect-in-Saint-Cecilias-purse-theft-322298991.html