69-Year-Old Woman Robbed in Kmart Parking Lot
Elderly woman involved in strong-armed robbery.
An elderly woman was robbed recently while in the Kmart parking lot, according to police.
The 69-year-old woman was going through the trunk of her car parked at Kmart, 295 Prospect Ave., at around 3 p.m. on Monday when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her purse.
The woman struggled with the man until the purse straps broke, causing her to fall to the ground. She injured her wrist in the fall.
The woman was robbed of $60 in cash, a cell phone, and various documents, according to police.
The man took the purse and ran to a waiting car, described as silver with four doors. He sped away on Prospect Avenue toward the entrance of I-280.
The woman refused medical attention.
The incident is still under investigation, and police do not have any suspects.