San Antonio police are searching for a woman who attacked and robbed two other women inside their East Side home.
According to Lalita Garcia, who is related to Pat, 66, the victim, the woman came to the home the week before last offering chocolate or house cleaning to earn some cash. Garcia said a little boy accompanied the woman.
Pat told the woman no thanks.
The woman showed up again last week without the boy. Garcia said when Pat said no again, the woman barged her way in.
"She beat her over the head with a vase and she beat her over the head with a platter," said Garcia. "She took the vase that was here and she hit it over my aunt's head."
Garcia said the woman dragged her aunt, and her visiting Aunt Dot, 87, down the hall by their necks and locked them in a closet using a rocking chair. Garcia believes the woman then stole jewelry and Pat's 2006 Toyota Corolla.
Pat and Dot eventually got out of the closet, but they were badly injured.
They were taken to University Hospital.
While there, Garcia believes the suspect came back and took more things. Pat's pistol was missing, along with several other items and more jewelry.
"They tried to kill they and if my aunt hadn't gotten out, they both could have bled to death," Garcia said.
She even believes the suspect turned the heater on full blast while summer-like temperatures climbed outside in the broad daylight.
"For someone to do this to the elderly, and to anybody, but to the elderly," Garcia said. "My aunts were helpless."
Police are looking for a heavy-set black woman in her 30's with short hair.
Residents who may have encountered the woman are urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP.