80-year-old woman injured by 5 suspects in attempted Golden Valley carjacking 

Green insisted the incident “wasn’t because we have a patrol staffing issue.” 


An 80-year-old woman suffered a broken arm when she was attacked by five suspects during an attempted carjacking last week in Golden Valley.

The woman was outside watering her lawn around noon on June 13 when she noticed five black males stop in front of her home, Chief Virgil Green said in a press release.

The suspects prevented the woman from closing her garage, demanded her keys, and pushed her to the ground. They fled from the area when the victim began screaming.

“You hear about these things happening in other cities, not in Golden Valley,” Green claimed. “The shameless act of violence is very sick and disturbing to me. We’re working with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office to develop leads, and we’re going to find these suspects.”

The five suspects “all appear to be juveniles,” the press release said, and were in a stolen car that was later recovered in St. Paul.

Green insisted the incident “wasn’t because we have a patrol staffing issue.”

“We are taking every step to make sure our city is safe. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has been a great partner in assisting Golden Valley as we work to hire and train new police officers,” he said.

Golden Valley has lost 28 police officers since 2020 and is now down to 14 officers with an authorized force of 31, according to KSTP. Green told the outlet that he thinks some of the officers may have left because he is black.


Anthony Gockowski

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