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Australian visitor attacked, robbed by inmate: 'I just don't feel safe'

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KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Australian woman who reported being assaulted and robbed by an escaped inmate last week says she's still having nightmares about the incident.

It's been nearly a week since three inmates escaped from Waiawa Correctional Facility and one of them is still on the run.

Kekoa Aspera, 25, and Kamaka Villegas, 34, were captured in a stolen vehicle in Waimanalo last week after Villegas allegedly robbed the visitor.

"I'm still having nightmares about this person hitting me, having sleepless nights literally," said visitor Gizelle D’Souza.

"I just don't feel safe, very traumatized."

D'Souza was walking out of the women's restroom at Kailua Beach Park when she said Villegas attacked her and stole her purse.

"He didn't say a word to me. Just took two steps forward and punched me and punched me and punched me and took my bag," D’Souza said.

Four days after the attack, the Australian visitor still has a black eye and her jaw is wired shut.

"I have a fractured eye socket and a fractured jaw. My teeth were all pushed in and they had come out," she said.

D’Souza and her husband, Chris, said they had been planning their Easter Sunday holiday vacation to Hawaii for several months.

Chris D’Souza said they were enjoying a beautiful day around the island before the assault.

“Her face … it was completely bashed up, bleeding, scary sight," he said.

The D'Souzas said police told them Villegas was on drugs when he was arrested.

The fact they can’t find Aquino makes the D’Souzas uneasy.

"It's a bit scary for all of us to think there's one person who's out there who's loose and we don't know how dangerous he is," Chris D’Souza said.

Add his wife, "I don't know what's going on through his mind, I don't know how they think. But it's not safe that there is somebody out there still."

Aquino was serving time for burglary. He has a criminal history of assault and family abuse.

The city prosecutor’s office said they will fly the D'Souzas back to Hawaii to testify.

But so far, police have not charged anyone with the robbery. The Honolulu Police Department said charges are still pending.

Meanwhile, Gizelle D’Souza's dark blue purse is still missing.

The D’Souzas said they don't want the incident to ruin their vacation and are asking the public to help them find their belongings.

"I'm still in shock, still traumatized and I feel very helpless sometimes," D’Souza said.

Anyone with information on the attack is asked to call 911 or the state Sheriffs Office at 586-1352.

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