MANHATTAN — A 90-year-old woman fended-off a would-be robber despite being knocked to the ground in an attempted bag snatch in Greenwich Village, police said.
The woman was attacked near Fifth Avenue and West 12th Street about noon Tuesday. The suspect tried to yank a duffel bag from the front of her cart, NYPD officials said.
The nonagenarian blocked the would-be thief, a woman with a tattoo on her left arm, who then knocked her to the ground, police said.
The suspect kept trying to yank the bag, but the woman refused to let go until the would-be thief eventually fled east on East 12th Street empty-handed, police said.
The victim was treated for cuts to her right arm and right middle finger at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, police said.
The suspect hadn't been arrested as of Wednesday morning, police said.
She was last seen wearing a black tank top, red pants, black shoes and carrying a black purse, police said.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).