According to authorities, the elderly woman was walking home from Bells Corner Supermarket on the 8300 block of Loretto Avenue at 2:10 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
That is when, police say, an unknown male began following her.
The suspect approached the victim from behind and grabbed her pocketbook, pulling the woman to the ground.
The suspect fled in an unknown direction.
The victim suffered a broken arm and multiple cuts and bruises resulting from the robbery.
The suspect is described as a white male, 6" tall, weighing 175 to 185 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.
The incident was caught on tape and can be viewed here.
Anyone with information can contact the Citizens Crime Commissioner at 215-546-TIPS.