Lorain: Police seek man who attacked an elderly woman to steal her purse

Lorain: Police seek man who attacked an elderly woman to steal her purse
Police say a man attacked an elderly woman on Sunday. He knocked her to the ground, injuring her face, and stole her cell phone and purse. (Source: Lorain CSI: Crime Scene Identification)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - An elderly woman was knocked to the ground and robbed Sunday evening in Lorain, according to a police Facebook post.

The woman was attacked by a light skinned Black or Hispanic man, possibly in his 30s, wearing a mask, according to police.

Police say the man was waiting for the victim to exit a residence in the 1800 block of East 34th Street around 9:30 p.m.

He knocked the woman to the ground causing several facial injuries.

Then he stole her purse and cell phone.

A man attacked an elderly woman in Lorain on Sunday. He stole a purse - similar to this one - and her Iphone.
A man attacked an elderly woman in Lorain on Sunday. He stole a purse - similar to this one - and her Iphone. (Source: Lorain County CSI: Crime Scene Identification)

The cell phone was an Iphone7 with a picture of her granddaughter on the home screen. Her purse was a lilac pebble leather Coach Jes Tote.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Connell at 440-204-2174 or message the Lorain County CSI: Crime Scene Identification page directly. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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