A senior standing on her front porch in Boulder was robbed by a purse snatcher, who knocked the woman down the front steps of her residence.
The incident happened at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 3100 block of 11th Street, according to Boulder police.
The robber came upon the victim from behind and said: “Gimme your purse,” police said in a new release. The victim refused and the robber tugged hard on the purse, knocking the woman down.
The robber fled on foot with the purse and the victim’s cell phone. He remains at large. The woman was injured and is undergoing medical treatment, police said.
Police describe the robber as a Hispanic man in his early 20s, about 5-foot-7 with a regular build and a small mustache. He was wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt with horizontal stripes at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information on the robbery, or on a possible suspect, is asked to call Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tips can also be made at crimeshurt.com.