An 83-year-old woman seriously hurt her hip during an attempted robbery on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden Saturday, police said.
The woman was walking through a parking lot when a man tried to snatch her purse.
Officials said she was knocked to the ground during the attempted robbery, which happened at 10:15 a.m. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital with a serious hip injury as a result of the incident, according to authorities.
The man allegedly fled in a dark-colored Toyota sedan which was occupied by three to four other men. Preliminary investigation showed that the vehicle was previously stolen, police said.
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Hamden Police are working with area police departments on the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Andrew Lipford of the Major Crimes Unit at 203-230-4055.