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84-year-old woman robbed at Eagle Ridge Mall, pushed to ground

4:38 PM, Jul 23, 2012   |    comments
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Lake Wales, Florida - Lake Wales police say they're looking for the man who robbed an 84-year-old woman in the parking lot of the Eagle Ridge Mall.

This happened Saturday afternoon at 1:45 p.m.  Officers say the elderly woman was walking between the JCPenny and Sears when a man pushed her to the ground and robbed her of her purse.  

According to Lake Wales Police the suspect is a white or Hispanic male with dark complexion, approximately 5' 7" tall, with a thin build.

Officers say after robbing the elderly woman, he ran off and jumped in the passenger side of a black SUV (possible Mercury Mountaineer or Ford Explorer) with chrome 5 spoke wheels and tinted windows. Another person was driving the SUV.

Witnesses told police the victim was yelling for help as the suspect ran away with her purse.

The victim sustained a fracture to each of her arms, a sprained foot, and abrasions as a result of the suspect pushing her to the ground. 

If you have any information on this crime call Lake Wales Police Detective Bill Raebig at (863) 678-4223 extension 264 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 800-226-8477.

Lake Wales Police

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