Auburn woman violently attacked and robbed

Devon Thomas

An Auburn woman was violently attacked and robbed on her way home early Saturday morning.

Police in Auburn say they responded to a report of a robbery and assault on a 32-yeear-old woman. It happened on West Street in Auburn around 2:13am Saturday morning.

The woman told police that at least two people came up behind her and attacked her while she was on her way home. She says they hit her repeatedly in the head and face, knocking her to the ground and then unconscious.

She told police that when she awoke, her cell phone, wallet, and money were missing from her pockets.

While an officer was checking the area for suspects, he stopped Devon Thomas near the intersection of Van Anden and North Division Streets who told the officer he was on parole.

The officer discovered Thomas had the womanâ??s wallet, cell phone, and what is believed to be her money.

After further investigation, Thomas was arrested for robbery and assault. Police were able to confirm that Thomas was on parole for an attempted burglary second conviction.

The woman was taken to Auburn Community Hospital for treatment. She had a few cuts on her face and a broken nose.

Police in Auburn are asking anyone who may have information about this incident or know the identities of other suspects to contact lead investigator Christopher McLoughlin at (315) 255-4706 or the Auburn Police Department at (315) 253-3231. All information can remain anonymous.