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Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector was beat and robbed Friday morning.

City police say, Spector who is 80, was assaulted in an attempted carjacking in a south Baltimore parking garage.

Two suspects approached Spector around 10:15 am as she was getting in her car, before they threw her to the ground and beat and punched her before stealing her car according to police.

Councilwoman Spector was treated and released from the hospital. Police say, one of the two teen suspects is in custody.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released a statement, saying, “I was extremely disheartened when I heard that Councilwoman Rikki Spector was the victim of a carjacking this morning. I am relieved to hear that she is recovering well and still her usual feisty self, but the violence on our streets is unacceptable. Councilwoman Spector is a dear friend and colleague, and as with all incidents of violence, it is devastating when innocent people become the target of criminal behavior. For more than three decades Rikki Spector has been a jewel to the northwest Baltimore community, fondly known as the ‘Dean to the City Council.’”

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