Woman attacked at Longview apartments

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LONGVIEW, TX - (KLTV) - Police say a 57-year-old Longview woman was attacked with a large tree limb while walking to her car Monday morning.

The attack happened at Autumn Wood Apartments in Longview at 6:43 a.m. Monday. Police say that a man dressed in black hit the woman multiple times on the head before snatching her purse.

The victim, who the family has asked not to be identified out of fear for her safety, underwent surgery Tuesday morning in a Dallas hospital.

The woman suffered from a large gash on her head and a shattered arm while attempting to protect herself during the brutal attack.

If you have information about this aggravated robbery, call Longview Police immediately.

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