Man punched woman in face, grabbed her purse, police say

2013-05-08T19:45:00Z 2013-05-08T20:18:21Z Man punched woman in face, grabbed her purse, police saySteven Ross Johnson Times Correspondent
May 08, 2013 7:45 pm  • 

GARY | A 54-year-old woman was injured Tuesday in the area of West Fifth Avenue and Madison Street when a man punched her in the face while attempting to grab her purse, police said.

The woman told police an unknown man approached her and tried to grab her purse off her shoulder about 11:45 a.m., police said.

During the struggle, the man punched her in the face and took the purse, according to police reports.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

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