Man robs, punches elderly woman

Man steals purse; Police search for suspicious vehicle

Published On: Dec 06 2012 10:57:57 AM EST
MIAMI -

Miami-Dade Police are looking for a man who stole an elderly woman's purse and punched her in the face.

The robbery happened in the parking lot of a shopping center at 9121 SW 18th Terrace on Sept. 22.

The woman was inside her car when a man knocked on the window and asked to borrow her cell phone, said police. When she was grabbing it, he snatched her purse and punched her. He then ran off.

Surveillance cameras captured what police are calling a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot before the robbery. It was described as a silver 4-door car.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS.