85-Year-Old Woman Chases Down Purse Snatcher In Grocery Store

A purse snatcher leaves empty-handed after he's chased down by his victim - a woman just trying to get some groceries at a King Soopers in Pueblo.

Pueblo police say they are looking for a man who tried to steal from an 85-year-old woman who was grocery shopping in the middle of the day.

Police say the suspect grabbed the woman's purse from her shopping cart and tried to leave with it, but the feisty woman was having none of it. Police say she followed the guy and snatched her purse back.

The suspect then threw a 44 oz. bottle of detergent at the woman, hitting her in the back. The suspect was last seen leaving with two girls in a green Pontiac, Colorado License plate number 426SWN.

No suspects have been identified. The purse snatcher (seen here in this picture) is described as an 18-20-year-old Hispanic man, wearing a sleeveless black t-shirt, blue jeans and a dark-colored baseball cap turned to the side.


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  • by nelson Location: Pueblo on Jul 30, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    I think it's pathetic that a young man would stoop this low. What happened to respecting your elders? I hope the police catch him and his loser friends. If you need money that bad, get a job.=P
  • by KKTV.com Web Director on Jul 30, 2009 at 08:47 AM
    Dear Martinez, KKTV allows Web comments to serve as an open forum. We do not censor comments, even if the views do not reflect the opinions of the station. We only reject comments containing profanities. Thank you, KKTV.com Web director
  • by Me on Jul 30, 2009 at 06:30 AM
    Not all hispanic people are from mexico you idiot.
  • by Laurie Location: CO on Jul 30, 2009 at 05:11 AM
    I bet he told a different story to his friends! Now the truth is out on the news and he's probably embarrassed to be punk'd by an 85 year old woman. That story will be his worst nightmare when he's in jail.
  • by Bob Location: COS on Jul 30, 2009 at 05:05 AM
    LOW-LIFE LOSER!!!
  • by Martinez Location: Southside on Jul 29, 2009 at 10:06 PM
    To the admin, please remove the blatantly racist remark by the coward who is to chicken to even put their name. I am offended you would allow such a racist and hateful stereotypical comment be posted.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2009 at 06:48 PM
    Send them back to Mexico the punk !!!!!!
  • by sissy Location: springs on Jul 29, 2009 at 06:29 PM
    I am sooooo proud of this lady....that punk needs to hung out to dry behind his ears while we granny's punch him out till he quits breathing. No guts...picking on an 85 year of woman. I always lock my purse in the child seat by the belts that hold them in. would love to have someone try to steal my purse..bang bang punk !!!
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