Trumbull Police are on the hunt for a man who knocked an 82-year-old woman to the ground and then stole her purse and vehicle.
The attack took place around noon, on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Westfield Trumbull mall as the woman was walking in the parking lot toward JC Penny, said Trumbull Police Lt. Brian Weir.
As she was walking, a man, described as being a Hispanic man in his 20s, allegedly pushed the woman to the ground, stole her purse and then fled in her gray Honda Accord, Weir said.
Witnesses told police they heard a woman screaming for help and a man running away with the victim’s beige purse. He then sped away in her vehicle, toward the Main Street exit, Weir said.
The woman suffered minor injuries that included abrasions on her arms and legs. Trumbull EMS responded and provided medical care to the victim on the scene, but she refused further medical assistance, police said.
The man is said to be 5-foot-9, with a close-cropped haircut, wearing great sweat pants, and a white, yellow and red windbreaker jacket.
Trumbull Police detectives are actively investigating to identify the assailant. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Trumbull Police Department directly at 203-261-3665 or via the anonymous and confidential tip line at trumbull-ct.gov/policeTips .
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