ATLANTA (WITI) -- Police in Atlanta said an 84-year-old woman was robbed in the middle of the day by men wearing surgical masks. With the men on the run, the woman was hospitalized with broken bones.
Dorothy Lamson, 84, had just picked up a prescription at a CVS on Peachtree Road. Police said as Lamson was walking on the sidewalk, someone came up from behind her, knocked her to the ground, grabbed her purse and took off.
Lamson was rushed to the hospital. She suffered a hairline fracture in her forearm and had so many broken bones in her shoulder she had to have a shoulder replacement.
Police reviewed security video and found images of two men wearing surgical masks in a dark 2018 or 2019 Honda Accord with a “drive out tag.” One of the men was caught on camera with what appeared to be the woman's purse in his hand.