Robber at large after attacking elderly woman

Posted at 1:38 PM, Apr 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-16 22:39:14-04

An unknown male robbed a 70-year-old woman in the parking lot of North Fort Myers Wal-Mart Saturday.

It happened before 6 p.m. on 545 Pine Island Road.

The woman was walking from the lot to the store when she was approached by a male who grabbed her purse from under her arm, causing her to fall to the ground, Investigators said.

The suspect then jumped into the passenger side of a tan or light brown pick up truck and drove off north on US 41.

The woman sustained minor injuries.

Investigators say the suspect is described as being between 55 and 60 years old, medium height, with a thin build and curly grey or white shoulder length hair.

It is believed he fled in a Toyota Tacoma or Tundra, with a missing tailgate.

Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).