Authorities seek help locating suspects in alleged attack on 80-year-old at grocery store

Authorities Friday released the names of a suspect and possible accomplice in the alleged assault of an 80-year-old man in the bathroom of a Lancaster grocery store. They were seeking help from the public to find them.

The pair was identified as Demaris Wade, 22, and Tamika White, 33. They were last seen in a 2007 Nissan Altima with California license plate 8CCC010.

The assault occurred about 8:30 a.m. at the grocery store in the 1000 block of East Avenue J, near 10th Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lancaster Station.

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Investigators said the victim was assaulted and robbed by a Black man between 20 and 25 years old, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and approximately 250 pounds, the sheriff's department reported. He was wearing a light-colored sleeveless T-shirt, white shorts and a black mask with a design of white fangs.

They also identified a woman whom investigators believe accompanied the man to the store. At the time of the altercation, she was wearing a multi-colored patterned romper and a black face mask with red lips, according to the sheriff's department.

The victim was taken to a hospital for facial injuries and several broken ribs, according to the sheriff's department.

Anyone with information about the assault was encouraged to call the station's detectives at 661-948-8466.

CNS contributed to this report.