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80 Year Old Woman Beaten by Three Men

I found this story on the Oakland. It's maddening and makes me sick. I really hope they catch these guys.

Reward doubled in Oakland beating of woman, 80

By Kelly Rayburn
Oakland Tribune

OAKLAND — Mayor Ron Dellums and the Oakland Police Department on Monday increased to $10,000 the reward the city will offer for information leading to the arrest of three people suspected of attacking an 80-year-old woman.

The woman, whom police have not identified, was beaten unconscious Thursday by three men in the 2700 block of Grande Vista Avenue. The men stood over her laughing after the attack, police said.

The woman was fighting for her life Friday but was upgraded to critical but stable condition during the weekend. She suffered swelling of the brain, bleeding from the brain and an orbital fracture near one of her eyes.

"I offer my heartfelt condolences to this woman and her family," Dellums said in a statement. "This was a senseless act of violence that is both tragic and intolerable. It's an example of the sort of rage and disregard for human life that cannot and will not be tolerated in this city."

Investigators canvassed the area Monday night, looking for witnesses or other clues. Dellums said he "strongly (encourages) anyone who may have information regarding this matter to come forward."

The mayor acknowledged that Oakland often sees an increase in robberies and violent crime during the holiday season. He said the city is "committed to deploying officers, resources and time to ensure that our communities are safe and that everyone can fully participate in a peaceful season."

Authorities previously were offering a $5,000 reward for information about the attack.

Anyone with information can call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572 or 510-777-3211.

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