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Video: Elderly woman screams as thugs physically attack her, leave her with broken bones in carjacking attempt; one even tackles victim as she runs for help

Image source: WTTG-TV video screenshot

Four unidentified suspects were caught on video physically attacking an elderly woman in a suburb of Washington, D.C., last week in a carjacking attempt that left the victim with two broken bones, WTTG-TV reported.

What are the details?

The suspects approached the victim around 6:40 p.m. March 29 as she arrived at her Capitol Heights, Maryland, home after running errands, the station said.

They pushed the victim to the ground and demanded her car keys, WTTG said, adding that they searched her pockets and ripped belongings from her hands. The woman — who's in her 60s, the station said — can be heard screaming "Help me!" in the video.

When the suspects got her keys, they began to run away, WTTG said. However, as the victim ran toward a neighbor’s house for help, one of the fleeing suspects changed course, chased her down, and tackled her to the ground, WTTG said.

Image source: WTTG-TV video screenshot

The victim suffered two broken bones, the station said, adding that the suspects fled the area without taking her vehicle.

Here's video of the attack:

What did law enforcement have to say?

"The shameless act of violence is very sick and disturbing to me and everyone who has watched the video," Prince George's County Police Chief Malik Aziz said, according to WTTG. "Our seniors deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and not be violently accosted in our neighborhoods where we live peacefully. We need our community’s help in arresting these suspects so that they may be brought to justice and held accountable for their senseless act of violence. We are asking the community to look at this video and the pictures of the suspects and call us with information."

The station said that those with information can call the Carjacking Interdiction Unit at 301-516-3788 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, adding that a cash reward of up to $2,500 is being offered.

Here's the video report from WTTG:

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