Upland police are searching for a robber who punched a 70-year-old woman in the face and took off with her purse Saturday morning.
The assailant approached the victim about 7:50 a.m. as she was walking from her car to her residence in the 1300 block of Shelley Avenue, police said. He attacked and robbed her, then fled.
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A few minutes later, the woman’s credit cards were being used at a gas station in Upland and Ontario, police said. Police said they were not able to retrieve surveillance footage from the locations.
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The victim suffered moderate injuries to her mouth and teeth, police said.
A family friend of the victim told NBC4 that the woman was in the hospital recovering from her injuries, which includes a broken jaw.
The suspect was described by witnesses as a black male in his 20s, about 5 foot 6 inches tall, weighing about 145 pounds. He had a light complexion and curly hair that was about 2 inches long. He was wearing black shorts, a black shirt and gloves. He was driving a tan or gray 8- to 10-year-old small, four-door vehicle with tinted windows.
Anyone with information was asked to call Upland police at 909-946-7624.