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Metropolitan Digest / Los Angeles County News In Brief

ALHAMBRA : $5,000 Reward Offered in Assault on Elderly Woman

October 08, 1992

The assault and possible rape of a woman in her 70s has prompted the Alhambra School District board to offer $5,000 for information leading to the assailant's arrest and conviction.

The attack was the second against an elderly woman within a week in the same square-mile area. In the latest incident, a San Gabriel resident was struck on the head shortly after 6 a.m. as she was jogging Monday on the track at San Gabriel High School.

A maintenance man found the woman after she recovered consciousness and stumbled out of the track area, Alhambra Police Detective Jeffrey Powell said. The woman is hospitalized with a serious head injury and is being examined for sexual assault, he added. Late last Thursday, a man climbed through a window in a house on Palm Avenue in nearby San Gabriel and raped a 73-year-old woman.

San Gabriel and Alhambra police were attempting to determine if the same assailant committed the crimes. Meanwhile, the school board has asked officials from both cities to match the reward.

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