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68-year old woman attacked, robbed in Marshalls

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange County woman had to get nine staples in her head after she was attacked walking in a Marshalls parking lot.

The 68-year old victim, Sue, didn't want to use her last name in our story.

She said she was walking to her car in the shopping plaza on West Colonial near Hiawassee in Ocoee around 3 p.m, Thursday, when she spotted a man walking towards her. She said she walked the other way but then he ran up to her and tried to take her purse, then snatched her expensive gold chain necklace.

She said she blacked out but witnesses told her that she fought back as he punched her in the face and slammed her to the ground.

"I never thought it would happen to me, never expected it," she said.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20's with long dreadlocks. A witness saw him get into a silver Honda or Hyundai with another man waiting inside.

Call Crimeline with any information.