Mugger breaking 94-year-old woman's arm as he steals her purse

POSTED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:04pm

Philadelphia police are on the hunt for a man caught on surveillance video robbing an elderly woman.

It happened Easter Sunday.

Police say a 94-year-old woman was walking home from Bells Corner Supermarket when a man began to follow her.

Surveillance video shows the suspect sneaking behind the woman.

He then runs towards her and grabs the woman’s pocketbook, pulling her to the ground in the process.

He then flees in an unknown direction.

Police say the woman suffered a broken arm and multiple cuts and bruises.

The suspect is described as a white male standing at 6-feet and weighing between 175 and 185 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

He also appears to walk with a limp.

Police believe he lives in the neighborhood. 

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