FRIDAY 8/21/15 UPDATE: Omaha police arrest man, his mother in connection with church attack
Police are searching for two teenage suspects wanted in an attack on a 76-year-old woman at an Omaha church.
Omaha.com reports the victim sustained injuries Sunday morning when she was approached by two suspects in the north vestibule at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, located at 701 N. 40th Street.
The woman was hospitalized with a "large bump and scrapes to her forehead," an Omaha Police Department spokesperson told the outlet. She has since been released.
Video of the incident obtained by the website shows the victim appearing to read a parish newsletter before she is approached from behind by one assailant who grabs her purse. A second person is seen appearing to hit the woman in the face, knocking her into a table as she falls.
Surveillance video captured the suspects fleeing the scene, Omaha.com reports.
The suspects are described as teenagers between 5-foot-8-inches and 5-foot-10-inches tall.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP (7867) or online via omahacrimestoppers.net.