Calgary

Witnesses rush to help woman in her 70s who was assaulted and robbed in city's southwest

Calgary police say two Good Samaritans jumped in to help out a senior who had been assaulted and robbed in the city's southwest last week. 

One witness was able to track down and return the woman's purse

Calgary Police say they have arrested the woman and man in the above picture, who allegedly robbed and assaulted a woman in her 70s in November. (Calgary Police Service)

Calgary police say two Good Samaritans jumped in to help out a senior who had been assaulted and robbed in the city's southwest last week. 

A woman in her 70s was waiting to cross at 37th Street and Bow Trail S.W. when two offenders grabbed her, kicked her and hit her over the head, causing her to fall.

The assault happened just before 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 24.

According to police, the culprits ran off with the woman's purse toward Westbrook Mall.

A witness called police and followed the suspects in her vehicle to a CTrain station.

A second witness ran after the suspects and returned with the woman's purse. However, the money had been stolen, police said.

Police say they are looking to speak with the witness who returned the purse to help further the investigation.

One suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 30s, about five feet 11 inches tall. He was wearing a dark red jacket, black hoodie, blue jeans and sunglasses.

The other suspect is a woman described as wearing dark jeans and a blue-and-grey jacket with white highlights.

Anyone with information about the witness or suspects is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or submit tips to Crime Stoppers.

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