Police: Man attempted to steal 92-year-old woman’s purse

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Update: Albany Police have released photos of the suspect in reference to the attempted robbery of a 92-year-old woman on March 30th near Washington Ave. and Robin St.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Police in Albany are searching for the suspect who attempted to steal a purse off a 92-year-old woman in the vicinity of Washington Ave. and Robin St. on Saturday.

Police say the incident happened around 2:50 p.m. The suspect, described as a black male in his late 20's, knocked the victim to the ground in an unsuccessful attempt to steal her purse.

The victim suffered cuts, bruising, and other injuries. She was treated on scene by Albany Fire Department personnel and transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Albany Police Detective Division at 518-462-8039.

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