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Elderly woman assaulted and robbed

Published 2:01pm Thursday, June 21, 2012

Huntsville Police are investigating an assault and purse snatching that happened Thursday morning in Five Points.

According to police an elderly woman (using her walker) was leaving Star Market.  A clean-cut man wearing a nice suit was waiting outside the store, according to witnesses.

According to witness statements to police the man shoved the elderly woman down, stole her purse and jumped in a getaway car that was waiting.

Police are talking with more witnesses to try to get a better description of the man and the car.  They say a similar incident also happened in the last week.

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