Robbery detectives in Houston want to find the purse snatcher seen on video attacking an 81-year-old woman and throwing her to the ground.
Investigators tweeted video of the Nov. 25th robbery on Houston's north side. In it, a man can be seen following the woman, identified by KPRC-TV as 81-year-old Christine Henry, from behind before charging at her.
Henry told KPRC-TV she was walking to a light rail station when it happened "real quick, just like lightning."
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Within moments the man rips the purse from Henry's hands, causing her to fall and hit her face on the ground, detectives wrote in a blog post appealing for the public's help in catching the suspect.
Henry said the robber got away with her medicine, social security number and other belongings.
Photos: Video Shows 81-Year-Old Grandmother Being Attacked by Purse Snatcher in Houston
“A lot of people are really upset,” robbery detective Jeff Briden told KPRC. “There are a lot of people threatening to do harm against this person and it’s probably better that he just turn himself in before somebody gets a hold of him. Because you just don’t do that.”
Houston Crime Stoppers offered an award for information that leads to the man's arrest or indictment.
He remains at-large as of this writing.