Elderly Woman Injured When Thief Snatches Her Purse

Jan 14, 2013 -- 4:37am

Delaware State Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a woman in the parking lot of a Newark department store Saturday night.

Police say the incident happened just after 6 p.m. as a 60-year-old woman was exiting Kohl’s and walking to her vehicle.

 Police say the suspect approached her, grabbed her purse and pushed her to the ground. Another customer came to help the woman and the suspect fled.

The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the scene by EMTs from the Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company and released.

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