The robbery occurred at 4:34 p.m. as the 74-year-old victim and her husband were standing in front of a restaurant on Second Street near L Street. Two men approached the woman and grabbed the purse from her shoulder, according to a Police Department news release. The force knocked the woman to the sidewalk, causing injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. Police said the woman was transported to a hospital for treatment.
The suspects (pictured) fled westbound over the Tower Bridge. They were captured on surveillance video just before the incident and running from the area with the woman's purse.
Both men were described as black in their early 20s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, and with a medium build. One man was described as wearing a black and silver hat, gray and white horizontal striped T-shirt and blue jean shorts. The other man was wearing a black and red baseball hat, black T-shirt and black and red shorts.
Detectives are looking for witnesses to the incident or anyone who may recognize the suspects.
Anyone with information pertaining to the crime is asked to call the Police Department's dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.