Purse Snatcher Injures Woman In Palm Bay

By  //  August 2, 2012

Active Investigation

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BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA –Detectives in Palm Bay are investigating a robbery in which an elderly woman was injured after the suspect grabbed her purse and fled in a vehicle.

Palm Bay Police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said the incident occurred just before 5 p.m. outside the CVS located at 1101 Malabar Road NE in Palm Bay.

The victim, a 78-year-old white female, was attacked and her purse was snatched from her person while she was on the northwest side of the business facing Holiday Park Boulevard.

Martinez sad suspect information is vague at this time.

The suspect was possibly a short Hispanic male possibly driving some type of black vehicle.

Witnesses said there were three other white males and one white female with the suspect at the time of the robbery.

The victim was injured and transported to Palm Bay Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).