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Woman attacked, robbed of $5,000 after getting home from bank

Man stole money, personal information, keys to van

SAN ANTONIO – Elena Bernal was left bruised, battered and out $5,000 Thursday afternoon when she was attacked in her own driveway after coming home from the bank.

"He was on top of me. He (had) his hands all over me. (He said) ‘Give me your purse,’” Bernal said.

It happened so fast, Bernal said she barely even had a chance to react.

"I don't remember what he looked like because he knocked my glasses off and I couldn't see. From a distance, I just saw that it was a blue car, a small blue four-door," Bernal said.

The $5,000 she had was a loan from the bank. The thief also stole the keys to her van and personal information she had in her purse.

"Please return it because I have a lot of information that’s private. My husband and I need that information back. I have all my insurance cards and all my credit cards. I already canceled all my credit cards, but I have all (my husband's) personal life in my purse," Bernal said.

Bernal has filed a police report with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office but says she has trouble sleeping now.

"My daughter took the truck last night and stayed with me because we don't know where he's at or what he's going to do next," Bernal said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.

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