Purse Snatcher Threatened to Shoot 81-Year-Old Woman: Police - NBC Connecticut

Purse Snatcher Threatened to Shoot 81-Year-Old Woman: Police

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    State police are looking for a woman who threatened to shoot an 81-year-old woman, struggled with her and stole her purse.

    Police said they responded to the parking lot of the Bank of America on Main Street in Killingly just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving 911 calls and the 81-year-old woman told them said she had been at the Big Y in Killingly when another woman approached her and asked for a ride to Reynold Street in Danielson.

    The victim agreed to give the woman a ride and drove her to the Bank of America parking lot. When they arrived, the woman demanded the victim’s purse and threatened to shoot her with the gun she had if the elderly woman did not hand the bag over, according to police.

    The victim said she said no, screamed for help and the woman struggled with her, took the purse and fled, police said.

    The assailant is described as heavyset, in her 20s or 30s, around 5-feet-5 and has strawberry blonde hair that was tied back. She was wearing eyeglasses and a hot pink shirt and she was carrying a cell phone.

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