The Albany Police Department reported Thursday that a 71-year-old woman was badly injured when a "nicely dressed man" snatched her purse, and knocked her to the ground.
Just before 10:00 a. m., APD was called to a robbery by snatching call at the Sav-a-Lot store on South Slappey Blvd.
The elderly woman was walking into the store, when the man walked up to her and snatched her purse.
He knocked her down and took off running.
The victim described the man as a nicely dressed black man, wearing a white shirt and black pants, about 18-20 years old.
The fall broke the woman's arm and leg, and she was taken to the hospital by EMS.
Anyone with information about the incident should call the Albany Police Department at 229-431-3288.
The case has been turned over to the Robbery/Homicide unit and detectives are working to identify the suspect.
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