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Elderly Hamburg woman injured by purse-snatcher

An 81-year-old woman was pushed to the ground outside a Hamburg convenience store by a man who stole her purse, according to police.

The robbery occurred late Saturday night in the parking lot of 7-Eleven on Route 5.

The victim was injured – she suffered a broken hip, according to social media, and is being treated in a local hospital.

The man who robbed her appears to be in his 20’s with dark hair, average to thin build and was reported to be slightly taller than average, according to police. He was seen leaving the scene in a darker-colored sport utility vehicle – possibly a Dodge Durango or similar vehicle.

Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call police dispatch at 648-5111, Ext. 0, or the department’s confidential tip line at 648-5111, Ext. 2847.