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Woman is mugged as she walks home in Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – A 73-year-old woman told police on Monday that she was mugged as she walked home from grocery shopping in the 2600 block of Lockport Street.

She said she got off the bus just before 10 p.m. carrying her shopping bag and purse and suddenly someone threw her to the ground. She said she landed on the ground on top of her bags. She said a woman tried to take her bag and purse, but she was able to fight the woman off. The suspect fled and the victim said she walked home.

The suspect is described as a white woman in her 30’s, with long brown hair and a slender build, wearing a multi-colored long dress.

The victim suffered a cut on her right hand and left elbow, but she refused medical treatment, police said.