80-Year-Old Thrown to Ground in Violent Purse Snatching

Robbery in Wal-Mart parking lot caught on surveillance camera

By Kevin Cokely
|  Monday, Jan 7, 2013  |  Updated 10:57 PM CDT
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80-Year-Old Thrown to Ground in Violent Purse Snatching

Police are asking for help in finding a brutal purse snatcher who was caught on camera in East Dallas just days before Christmas.

The female robber threw an 80-year-old woman to the ground at 11:35 a.m. outside a Wal-Mart along Interstate 30 in the 7400 block of Samuell Boulevard on Dec. 20.

Surveillance cameras recorded the entire attack. Photos released by Dallas police show the woman leaving the store just moments before.

Investigators described the attacker as a black woman who is about 30 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 130 pounds and was wearing a red hoodie, blue jeans, plaid shirt and white snow boots.

The 80-year-old victim, who lives nearby, refused medical treatment and told police the robber got away with a $10 purse, a Texas driver license, prescription medication, a credit card and $230 in cash.

The surveillance video shows the attacker leaving in an older model black Mercedes Benz.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Doug Jones at the Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0119 or Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

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