Purse snatcher robs elderly woman

April 2, 2008 8:42:46 PM PDT
Police are searching for a violent purse snatcher who targeted a senior citizen in Queens Wednesday morning. A surveillance camera snapped a picture of the man, in his 30s or 40s, on Seagirt Boulevard.

Police say he threw a 78-year-old woman to the ground and then ran off with her pocketbook.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.