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Update: Woman Beaten With Mallet In Her Driveway

The motive for the assault is unknown, according to reports.

Updated 2:36 p.m.

Police are searching for two men who assaulted a woman with a large mallet in Fremont's Cameron Hills neighborhood on Monday morning, a police spokeswoman said.

Officers responded to a report of an assault in the 43700 block of Greenhills Way at about 9:10 a.m., Officer Geneva Bosques said.

When officers arrived, they found two women on the ground in a garage, one with a towel over her face, Bosques said. The second woman was a family member giving aid to the victim.

The 37-year-old victim told police she was getting into her car in the driveway of her home when two men assaulted her, Bosques said.

One of the men hit her in the face with what appeared to be a rubber mallet with a wooden handle, according to Bosques. The other punched her in the back of the head.

"The victim apparently leaves for work at the same time every day. They were clearly intending to inflict harm," Bosques said of the suspects.

Bosques said the suspects did not attempt to take the victim's purse, nor her car, and that "they were just there to beat her."

The woman was transported to a hospital, where she was treated for a severe laceration to her face and defensive wounds to her arms, according to Bosques. She has since been released.

The suspects fled after the attack, and officers were unable to locate them.

They were described as white or Hispanic men wearing gloves and black jackets. One was "tall and skinny" and the other was described as "short and fat," police said.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Fremont police anonymous tip line at (510) 494-4856 or visit www.Fremontpolice.org/tip to leave an anonymous tip.

S T February 13, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Society calls for a stricter hammer control law!
Wayne Brask February 14, 2013 at 08:12 AM
the only chance she would have had to defend herself would have been a handgun. "you never need one until you need one real bad"

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