Female Purse-Snatcher At Large In Excelsior

An elderly woman had her purse snatched by a female suspect in San Francisco’s Excelsior District on Wednesday morning, police said today.

The 83-year-old woman was robbed at about 10:45 a.m. near Naples Street and Italy Avenue, according to police.

The suspect approached the woman from behind and grabbed her purse. The victim tried to hold onto it but the suspect overpowered her and fled with the purse, which contained a cellphone, credit cards and cash, police said.

The woman complained of pain to her shoulder and sought medical treatment for the injury, according to police.

The suspect remained at large as of this morning. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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