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Churchgoers call 911 after attack

We now have the 911 call from Monday's violent purse-snatching involving a woman outside a church in Belle Glade.

 Catherine Martinez, 61, was attacked as she was getting out of her car to go into the fitness center at First Baptist Church for a workout about 6:15 Monday morning.

She says a man demanded her purse and then hit her repeatedly in the face and on the back of the head with his handgun.

Martinez then went inside the fitness center where someone called 911.

"Yes we're here at the First Baptist Church in Belle Glade. Somebody just robbed a lady and hit her and she's bleeding all over the floor," the caller said. "Get her some towels."


Martinez spent three days in the hospital, being treated for her injuries.


The search continues for her attacker.


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