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Women, 84 And 85, Knocked To Ground By Purse Snatcher In Ukrainian Village, Police Say

The 85-year-old woman was injured during the Sunday robbery, police said.

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CHICAGO — Two elderly women were knocked down by a mugger Sunday in Ukrainian Village, police said.

At 5:45 p.m., an 84-year-old woman was outside in the 2300 block of West Rice Street when a man walked up to her and grabbed her arm and her purse, police said. The man pulled the woman to the ground and, during the incident, knocked over an 85-year-old woman, too.

The 85-year-old woman fell to the ground and was injured, police said.

The man ran to a waiting car and drove away, police said.

The man was 18-20 years old, black, 6 feet to 6-foot-2 and 150-180 pounds, police said. He wore a black jacket and drove away in a cream- or tan-colored SUV or minivan.

Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call police at 312-745-4489.