DARTMOUTH (CBS) – Police are searching for a man who pushed a 76-year-old woman to the ground and stole her purse outside a Dartmouth bank.
It happened just before 10 a.m. on Monday while the woman was leaving Citizens Bank on Dartmouth Street. Surveillance video captured the incident.
After stealing the woman’s pocketbook, the man runs back to a silver Toyota Corolla and speeds off. The woman suffered minor injuries.
Police describe the suspect as a white man who is about 5’10” tall. He has a stocky build and was wearing a stocking cap, dark glasses and a dark jacket.
Scott Ponte said, “I think they prey on them here because there’s a lot of elderly people that cash their social security checks. So it’s tough.”
“I am totally disgusted by it,” another man added. “If I would have seen it, I would have definitely done something about it… I would have punched holes in that guy.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Dartmouth Police.