Elderly woman robbed in front yard of her home

January 20, 2011 12:17:47 PM PST
An elderly woman was robbed in the front yard of her Richmond home overnight. The 81-year-old victim arrived at her residence in the 700 block of Mable shortly after midnight Thursday and started to walk toward her front door when she was attacked from behind. The suspect pushed the woman to the ground knocking her glasses off. The suspect then took the victim's purse and ran away on foot going southbound on Mable. The victim was not injured.

The victim was unable to get any description of the suspect, but Richmond police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the department at 281-342-2849 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS. Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and filing of charges on the suspect in this case. All calls to Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous.