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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nashua police seek man who threw elderly woman to the ground, snatched her purse

NASHUA – Police are looking for a man who threw an elderly woman to the ground on a residential street earlier this month and stole her purse.

Police were called to the area of 27 Congress St. shortly before 11 p.m. on Aug. 20 for a reported robbery. The victim, a 65-year-old woman, said she had been approached from behind by a man who threw her to the ground and tried to take her purse, police said. ...

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NASHUA – Police are looking for a man who threw an elderly woman to the ground on a residential street earlier this month and stole her purse.

Police were called to the area of 27 Congress St. shortly before 11 p.m. on Aug. 20 for a reported robbery. The victim, a 65-year-old woman, said she had been approached from behind by a man who threw her to the ground and tried to take her purse, police said.

The two struggled over the purse and the woman was able to pull her attacker to the ground before he obtained the purse and fled the area in a dark pickup truck with an extended cab, police said.

The victim sustained a chipped bone in her foot as well as small scrapes and scratches. She described her attacker as a white or Hispanic man, police said.

Police released a series of photos from a store surveillance camera of a man they want to talk to as part of the investigation. The photo of the truck police released is the suspect vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the man in the surveillance photos is asked to called Nashua police at 594-3500, the Nashua Crimeline at 589-1665 or to submit a tip at NashuaPD.com.

- JOSEPH G. COTE