Police searching for man who allegedly stole an 83-year-old's purse in Detroit

(WXYZ) - UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect in connection with this incident.



Police are asking for the public's help to find a suspect they say snatched an 83-year-old woman's purse.

The incident happened on Sunday, April 20 at a gas station in the 2000 block of Mound Road in Detroit. Police say the 83-year-old was approached by the suspect and asked if she wanted help.

The suspect started to pour anti-freeze into her vehicle and when the victim turned away, police say, he nabbed her purse and took off in a white vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black man around 20 years old, about 5 foot 4 inches and 180 pounds. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call police at 313-596-1140. 

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