A violent mugging happened on Monday night in Weston. A 41-year-old woman was walking in the area of Pine St and MacDonald Ave at around 11:30 pm when three young men approached her from behind. They struck her in the head with an object and stole her purse. They fled toward Lawrence Avenue.
Mugging and purse snatchings are not uncommon in Weston, but almost all happen along Lawrence Ave, and almost none involve violence. This one is unusual because it happened within the village and because it was so brutal.
According to police, the victim was treated in hospital for her injuries.