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Cops seek punk who attacked, robbed 94-year-old woman on Easter

Police are looking for the cowardly thug who jumped a senior citizen in the Northeast's Bell's Corner section on Easter Sunday as she walked home from a grocery store in her neighborhood.

Cops seek punk who attacked, robbed 94-year-old woman on Easter

Police are looking for the cowardly thug who jumped a senior citizen in the Northeast’s Bell’s Corner section on Easter Sunday as she walked home from a grocery store in her neighborhood.

Just after 2 p.m. April 8, police said, the 94-year-old woman was walking near the intersection of Loretto Avenue and Fox Chase Road when the robber started to follow her. Eventually, cops said, the pusillanimous punk pounced on his helpless victim from behind, knocking her to the ground and stealing her purse.

The woman, who can be seen walking with a cane in surveillance video released by police on Wednesday, suffered a broken arm and several cuts and bruises as a result of the attack. The creep who attacked her fled in an unknown direction, cops said. He’s described as a white man about 6 feet tall, weighing between 175 and 185 pounds. He wore a blue shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

The video below will probably make your skin crawl when you see the way this guy slinks up behind his unsuspecting victim.

If you recognize him or have any information about the attack, call the Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153/54, contact the police tip line at 215-686-8477 or submit a tip online.

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