Cedar Rapids police say two men robbed a 70-year-old woman early this morning and then stole her car. Sergeant Cristy Hamblin says the men kicked in the woman’s front door at 3 a.m. The woman, Monica Brooks, had been asleep on the couch. The men demanded money, but Hamblin says Brooks only had some loose change.
“They proceeded to beat her up,” Hamblin said. “It wasn’t just a minor thing. They hurt her pretty bad. She was hospitalized and had some cuts and bruising on her head.” Brooks gave the men her keys and they left the area in her car.
Hamblin says both suspects are described as black men, slender build, in their early 20s and both were wearing black hoodies and black pants. Brooks’ car is a silver 2004 Chrysler Sebring with license plates 665 JGK.