Purse snatcher targeting elderly women

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 17:29:49-04

A purse snatcher has been targeting elderly women in northeast Baltimore, police said.

Police believe the same person is behind four purse snatchings that started on Sunday, July 3. He is described as a black male who is in his late teens to early twenties, 5' to 6' tall, and weighs anywhere from 150 to 180 lbs.

All the reported incidents have occurred in the Hamilton Avenue corridor of Harford Road.

In two of the incidents, the women reported the suspect knocked them to the ground.  In one on the incidents, the victim reported the suspect struggled with her, as she refused to let go of her purse. 

Anyone with information regarding the recent robberies should contact Northeast District detectives at 410-396-2444.