MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) — The Manchester Police Department set up a fund for an elderly woman who was shoved to the ground and had her purse stolen in a parking lot in the New Hampshire city on Sunday afternoon.

The 87-year-old woman wishes to remain anonymous, but through police says she is grateful for the kindness to the community.

The woman told police she had just parked her car in a handicapped space at the Rite Aid on Mammoth Road and was walking toward the store when a man shoved her to the ground, grabbed her purse and ran away.

She suffered injuries to her face, forehead and lower left leg. She said all of her monthly bill money was stolen.

Donations may be sent to:

Elderly Rite-Aid Victim’s Fund
St. Mary’s Bank
839 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104-5419


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Comments (5)
  1. Cheryl Endicott says:

    That’s so sad that people have to attack the elderly, that’s the second one in a week, what’s wrong with people.

  2. Diane L Beckwith-Zink says:

    What is wrong with these people today? Beating up these elderly, because they have a drug and drinking problems. Get a life and go get a job. I am going to help her out. It will be my Christmas present from me to her.

  3. Mike says:

    I don’t have a lot, but there is a check on its way on behalf of my grandparents and my Mom. They are all passed now, but would love the chance to say F.U. to this S.B. and help “one of their own”. Sad days! Sad Days! I hope my small giving can help.

  4. Sue says:

    Thank you for posting this address.

    This lady could be any of our mothers or grandmothers.

    I too have a check on the way. I hope hundreds or even thousand of people will all send something to show this woman that despite what happened there are still good, caring people in the world!

  5. Joan says:

    I am not a rich woman but my check is on the way. I am very sorry to hear what happened to this 86 year old woman…..especially as I have just lost my 83 year old mother. I can’t imagine how someone could do such a thing to an old lady. There really are some kind people in this world!

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