61-Year-Old Woman Dies After Robbery Attempt in Alameda

A 61-year-old woman died days after police said a robbery attempt injured her and another man, Alameda Police said Thursday.

The woman, identified by a coroner as Cindy Le of Alameda, and a 28-year-old man sustained head injuries during a robbery attempt in front of 1919 Webster St. in Alameda on Friday April 6, police said. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.

Both victims were transported to nearby hospitals and the male victim was treated and released, but Le sustained traumatic injuries and died at the hospital on Tuesday, according to police.

A surveillance video obtained by NBC Bay Area shows at least five people involved in a scuffle.

A family member says Le was the co-owner of the Pho Anh Dao restaurant and a mother of three who worked hard to get her kids through college.

"All of our investigators have been collecting evidence, analyzing it, pursuing leads doing everything they can," said Wayland Gee, spokesman for the Alameda Police Department.

Police say they know there are witnesses and are asking them to come forward. The homicide is Alameda’s first of the year. 

Police asked for anyone with information to contact the Alameda Police Department at (510) 337-8340. Detailed information may also be left on our Anonymous Tip Line at (510) 337-8450.

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