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Police: Woman Assaults 82-Year-Old, Steals Her Pocketbook

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Police are searching for a suspect who assaulted an elderly woman in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia.

Police say an 82-year-old woman was thrown to the ground and had her pocketbook stolen by another woman on the morning of June 1.

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The incident happened at the corner of Battersby Street and Tyson Avenue.

The victim suffered an abrasion to her right elbow.

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The suspect is a 5-foot-5 Hispanic woman, with a heavy build, and should-length hair. She was wearing a pink and grey striped shirt and dark-colored pants.

If you have any information, please call police at 215-686-8477.

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