Purse snatcher puts 90-year-old in hos­pi­tal

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - CITY | STATE -

A 90-year-old woman spent two days in a hos­pi­tal af­ter a rob­ber stole her purse out­side an Al­bert­sons in North Texas on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

The Crow­ley woman was load­ing gro­ceries into the trunk of her ve­hi­cle at the store near In­ter­state 35 about 1:30 p.m. A man walked up, grabbed her purse and ran away, Burleson po­lice said.

Dur­ing the in­ci­dent, she tried to hang on to her purse and fell down. She struck her head on the pave­ment, which knocked her un­con­scious.

The woman, who didn’t want her name used, is back home now try­ing to re­cover from bruises along much of the left side of her body.

“I’m 90 years old, and I just re­ally didn’t ever ex­pect any­thing like this,” she said.

Po­lice dis­trib­uted photos of the get­away car in hopes of finding the rob­ber. If they do, the woman said she’s not wor­ried about the money. She re­ally wants a photo of her late hus­band back that she kept in her purse.

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