Police say the 58-year-old Maryland woman was attacked Monday night on the boardwalk at St. Lawrence Street. Three males between the ages of 14 and 18 attacked the woman, hitting her in the face as they tried to take her fanny pack.
Police say it is the fifth in a recent string of assaults in Rehoboth Beach.
In one case, two men asked a man on his porch for directions last week and when he left the porch to help, they hit him and stole money and credit cards. On July 20, a 72-year-old man was attacked by a group of men as he walked near the boardwalk. Police say similar incidents occurred on July 16 and 18.