Jason Kandel

Thief Caught on Camera Snatching 78-Year-Old Woman's Purse After Pushing Her to the Ground

Police on Friday sought the public's help to identify a woman who assaulted a 78-year-old woman whose purse she was trying to snatch in an apartment complex lobby on Friday.

The woman followed the victim into the lobby at 11:25 a.m. in the 400 block of South Berendo Street, police said.

She then pushed the woman when she refused to give up her purse, police said.

The thief grabbed her purse after the woman fell to the ground.

The purse snatcher was described as black and 20 years old with red hair. She stands 5 foot 5 and weighs around 125 pounds.

She was wearing a white sweater with stripes on the sleeves, ankle high black pants, and pink tennis shoes.

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