MAGNA, Utah, Sept. 5, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman was rushed to the hospital early Tuesday morning after being robbed and stabbed as she walked to a friend’s house.
Unified Police Lt. Paul Barker told Gephardt Daily the incident occurred at 12:53 a.m. as the victim was walking in the area of 8145 W. 3500 South.
Barker said the victim told police she noticed a four-door, blue Chevy Cruze slowly coming down the street. It stopped near the victim, and “three heavyset Hispanic females” got out. The male driver stayed in the vehicle.
The victim, who is about 35 years old, told police the women quickly grabbed her purse and stabbed her several times before hurrying back into the vehicle and driving off.
Barker said the victim was transported by Unified Fire Authority to Jordan Valley Medical Center West in stable condition. He said she had multiple stab wounds in her back, but he didn’t know how deep they were.
He also said it wasn’t clear if the victim had tried to defend herself or if the suspects stabbed her without giving her a chance to resist.
The victim told police she doesn’t know any of the women who attacked her and stole her purse, and Barker said it sounds like the suspects saw her as a “target of opportunity.”
Police were still talking with the victim at the hospital early Tuesday. Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.