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Suspects Attack Elderly Woman Outside Eastland Mall
COLUMBUS (Lu Ann Stoia/Ken Hines) -- Police are looking for two women who attacked an elderly woman in the parking lot of Eastland Mall Tuesday afternoon.
Wanda Wears, 78, was assaulted during a robbery attempt while walking to her car with her husband in the parking lot of Eastland Mall on Tuesday afternoon, according to the victim.
She asked me for some spare change. Then she reached in and grabbed my purse, Mrs. Wears said. She didnt get it, but she hauled off and smacked me up-side the head.
Wears was not seriously hurt during the attack, but is suffering from a sore neck and face.
Wears's husband, William, 77, was already strapped into his seat when the attack occurred.
Witnesses documented the suspects' license plate number after the assault, according to detectives, who are examining mall surveillance footage as part of their investigation.
Wanda Wears said the incident has taught her a painful lesson about parking lot safety.
When you get in the car, lock the door," she said. "If anybody approaches you, dont open the door or talk to them. Just drive off.