‘Construction Worker Robber’ faces new charges in guard assault

The accused “Construction Worker Robber” allegedly attacked a correctional officer in a San Mateo county jail, authorities said.

Lynette Broussard, 46, of Fremont, was hauled to prison Aug. 31 on charges of robbing more than a half-dozen Bay Area banks.

She allegedly wore a construction hard-hat and orange reflective vest during the heists, authorities said.

While in her jail cell on Sept. 26, Broussard allegedly beat a correctional officer, prosecutors said.

Broussard had just received breakfast when the alarm in her jail sell began sounding. The female correctional officer went to check on her, saw nothing wrong, and entered the cell to reset the alarm, prosecutors said.

“As the officer turned her back to leave the cell, the defendant attacked her from behind, punching at her and using her fingernails to scratch the victim officer,” authorities said.

Broussard was scheduled to enter her plea on the assault charge Tuesday afternoon. The court was also set Tuesday to schedule a date for a preliminary hearing on the bank heist case.

Broussard remains in custody.

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