88-Year-Old Woman Tied Up, Assaulted and Robbed
Law Enforcement responded to a local business in the 1100 block of Highway 101.
Contact was made with the 88 year old owner/operator of the business. She said that she was in her office, when an unknown white male subject entered. He grabbed her, placing his hand over her mouth and put
her to the ground. The male subject was demanding money.
The suspect struck the victim numerous times on the face and abdomen. After going through the office the male subject dragged the victim to another room, tying her hands and feet.
The suspect drew a small firearm pointing it at the victim threatening to kill her if she attempted to get away. After the suspect left the office, the victim was able to remove the ties, going outside to get help.
The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office, along with members of the Crescent City Police Department, Crescent City Police K-9 unit, and the California Highway Patrol searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as a white male adult; about 5 foot 7 inches tall, shaven face with the exception of a small black mustache, described as a “Hitler” type mustache, possibly in his twenty’s. He is slender built with a thin face. He was wearing a black long sleeve shirt, dark colored pants and wearing a dark colored beanie type knit cap.
The investigation is continuing. If anyone has any information, please contact the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office at (707)464-4191