Police seek purse snatcher who injured woman

An elderly woman was the victim of a purse snatcher last month.

The woman was walking near a casino on West Flamingo Road on March 22 when a man approached her, stole her purse and knocked her onto the ground. She sustained severe injuries as a result of the robbery.

The man was able to evade chasing bystanders when he hopped over a block wall on the other side of the street. He is described as a white male, between 20 and 30 years old, weighing around 170 to 180 pounds. He is 5’10”, has light brown hair and was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, light colored pants and flip flop sandals.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Robbery Section, at 702-828-3591 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit

Contact Kristen DeSilva at

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