Surveillance video: Woman wrestles with alleged purse snatcher - Tucson News Now

Surveillance video: Woman wrestles with alleged purse snatcher

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima County Sheriff's officials are searching for a strong-armed robbery suspect who reportedly injured the victim who police said fought back during a scuffle.

Authorities said the suspect tried to steal a 64-year-old woman's purse as she left a Subway restaurant on New Year's Day, but she grabbed the suspect by his sweatshirt hood and attempted to grab her purse back. The suspect was able to get away with the purse.

Deputies responded to the scene in the 4700 block of E. Sunrise and discovered the suspect drove away in a faded green Honda Civic with tinted windows.

The victim later recovered her wallet and purse with nothing missing. Authorities said she injured her left arm and shoulder.

Police described the suspect as a white man, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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