LI woman facing robbery charges for elderly attack

February 16, 2012 5:16:29 AM PST
A Long Island woman is facing robbery charges for allegedly trying to steal an elderly woman's purse.

Police say 48-year-old Irene Halloran, of Glen Cove, pushed a 79-year-old woman to the ground and tried to grab her handbag.

The older woman never let go of her bag.

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