Elderly woman left bloodied in downtown purse snatching
Windsor police are searching for a man in his 30's after a daytime purse snatching left an elderly woman bloodied in the downtown area.
Police said a 70-year-old woman was waiting for a bus in the 600 block of Ouellette Ave. when a man approached her and tried to steal her purse.
The man pulled out a knife and hit the woman in the face with the hand holding the knife, police said.
The woman suffered a cut to her nose, and was taken to hospital.
The suspect dropped the purse after a nearby witness pushed him into a wall.
Police said the man was in his 30s, wearing a black t-shirt and gray cargo pants. He is said to have a short, blondish hair.
The Major Crime Branch is investigating the incident.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830 or through Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).