A woman in her 90s is in the hospital after a serious assault on Saturday afternoon.
A senior was approached by a woman just before 4:30 p.m. as she was standing with her walker at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Vaughn Street. The woman confronted the senior, forcibly trying to steal her walker. The woman in her 90s fell to the concrete-covered ground, seriously injuring her. She was incapacitated.
Unable to steal the walker, the suspect fled.
Bystanders rushed to the senior who was then brought by ambulance in unstable condition. She is now in stable condition.
The Major Crimes Unit is investigating and is asking anyone with information to come forward, calling them at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).