VIDEO: Purse thief throws 82-year-old woman on ground in Mayfair

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Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect who threw an elderly woman to the ground and stole her purse in Mayfair.

Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect who threw an elderly woman to the ground and stole her purse in Mayfair.

It happened around 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, June 1 at the corner of Battersby Street and Tyson Avenue.

Police say the suspect was following an 82-year-old woman and approached the victim from behind.

The suspect threw the victim to the ground, took her purse, and then fled the scene.



She was last seen south on Battersby Street then west on Disston Street.

The victim sustained an abrasion to her right elbow during the assault.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic female, 5'5, heavy build, shoulder length hair, wearing a pink and gray striped shirt, and dark colored pants.

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact the Philadelphia Police Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153/3154.
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