Elderly Antioch woman robbed of purse on her way to church, Sunday morning
By Sergeant Steve Bias, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau
On Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 7:49 a.m., Antioch police received a call of an elderly woman who had been robbed of her purse in the 3300 block of Contra Loma Blvd. When police arrived, they found the 82 year old woman near St Ignatius Church, where she was walking to when this robbery occurred.
The victim had a minor injury to her head as a result of the male suspect forcibly pulling the purse off her shoulder, and her falling to the ground. The victim was treated and released at a local hospital.
The male responsible is described as a black male adult, 30-40 years old, 5’5” – 5’7”, thin, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The responsible jumped into a nearby vehicle being driven by another unknown subject, no description available for the second suspect. The vehicle was described as a small light gray vehicle, possibly a two door. It was last seen traveling eastbound on Longview Road from Contra Loma Boulevard.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery is encouraged to contact the Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441 or you may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.