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UPDATED: Rossmoor Jogger Attacked, Police Search for Suspect

A woman jogging along Bostonian Drive in Rossmoor was attacked and stabbed by an unknown assailant tonight. Police are searching for the suspect.

A 28-year-old woman was being treated today for three stab wounds inflicted by a man who attacked her as she jogged in Rossmoor, authorities said.

The woman was grabbed from behind and stabbed at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday while she jogged on Bostonian Drive, according to Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino.

Though hurt, the woman knocked the knife out of the assailant's hand, but he managed to knock her down and stabbed her two more times, Armormino said, adding that the victim was stabbed in the face, arm and hand, suffering non- life-threatening wounds.

Hearing the woman's screams, a resident of the upscale community rushed outside, and the assailant fled on a BMX bicycle, Amormino said. Amormino said the assailant was a thin Hispanic man in his early 20s who wore dark clothing and a baseball cap. The man made no attempt to sexually assault the victim, Amormino said, calling the attack random.

- City News Service

jason deal October 25, 2012 at 05:11 AM
It appears crime is rising. Car break ins, rash of SUV seat thefts, burglaries, the older gentleman robbed at gunpoint by Farmers & Merchants bank on a morning walk, now this. Not to mention the persistent speeding around the outer loop. The police protection is seriously lacking.
Er October 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Building a Target store does not bring crime into a community! Rossmoor is very nice, however it's surrounded by areas such as GG, LB & Los Al, which are less then desirable to live in! Whoever committed this insane crime didn't go to Target by a knife stab a woman & then ride off on a bike! Crime happens everywhere. It's unfortunate & my heart goes out to the family of the jogger.
Paul Vohsing October 25, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Er sorry but you are nuts... No one said he went to target to get the knife...... seriously did you say that? However Since the opening of Target there has been a noticeable jump in crime in Rossmoor, and then again an increase with the opening of In n' Out Burgers. These places are drawing cards, that draw in shall we say an undesirable element that normally would not be there. Check with the OC Sheriff they keep very accurate statistics on this. Couple all of that with a poor economy and you have a problem in Rossmoor. The bad element of the surrounding communities would not have come over this way without something to draw them here.. Target was the primary cause. Myself and my family have owned homes in Rossmoor since 1958, and we have seen the growth of the area, and now it modest decline due to the increased crime.... we used to have a volunteer watch program, and it seems we need to start it up once again... So Er, rather than just making inane remarks how about helping out with the problem, I have! in the last 5 years alone I have made no less than 17 calls to the OC Sherif while out walking the dogs in the evenings, and twice I have actually help apprehend suspects.... one was trying to break into my garage, the other was trying to steal my classic truck from my driveway. Everyone can be more vigilant, and keep their eyes open.
Susan Fageaux October 26, 2012 at 05:19 AM
I pray for the young woman who is recovering from facial wounds, that's horrid!!! Although she may not recover from the devasting act that we thought was safe to run!!! So sorry!!! God bless her and her family!!!
Susan Fageaux October 26, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Please keep us posted on the young women and the guy on the loose please!

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