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Jonesboro, AR -- Brandi Hodges Reports

Jonesboro Woman Attacked Inside Post Office

JONESBORO, AR -- On Sunday around noon, 64-year-old Juanita Westmoreland was brutally attacked at the Downtown Jonesboro Post Office.

"I got my work mail and started back out and he asked if he could get a stamped envelope, and I said, ‘there's a machine over there.'  He walked back to the corner and came back and said, ‘I don't see a machine,' and backhanded me, knocked me down, and started kicking me," said Juanita Westmoreland.

Westmoreland said she tried to fight back, but every time she would scream her attacker would tell her to shut up or he would kick again.

"I've got a black eye.  I've got a big knot on my forehead.  I've got bruises on my elbow, on my back, on my stomach and every time I look in the mirror there's another bruise," said Westmoreland.

The Jonesboro Police Department has very little to go on.  The only description:  a black male just under six feet tall, who weighs about 150 pounds with brown eyes, a slender build and short hair.  Police tell K8 News this suspect should face aggravated robbery and felony theft charges when caught.

"He took my car, my purse, and my cell phone.  They found my car," said Westmoreland.

The car was found at the corner of Logan and Fisher about a mile from the post office.  Police said when they found the car it didn't appear to have been vandalized. 

For Westmoreland, she never dreamed something like this would ever happen to her.

"I don't go up there at night but I go Saturday afternoon and Sunday's, but I probably won't anymore," said Westmoreland.

If you have any information about this or any crime, call 870-935-STOP.

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