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75-Year Old Woman Hurt During Purse Snatching At South Jersey Shopping Center

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"I'm shocked because I come here all the time and I've never had an issue ever and never felt unsafe," said Christina Polizzi of Cherry Hill. She is one of many shoppers at The Promenade shopping Center on Route 73 in Evesham horrified to hear that a 75 year old woman was critically hurt from a man who snatched her purse. 

"T
hat's horrible, that's horrible," said Polizzi.

It happened Wednesday night around 8:30. Police say the woman was walking when a man came up alongside her and violently grabbed her purse which was on her shoulder. The woman fell to the ground and was dragged along the concrete until her attacker was able to get the purse and take off.

"I can't imagine that happening here honestly it's a little scary," said Polizzi. She and two other ladies meet here for often for lunch.

"I'm very surprised. We work not too far from here. We just come over for dinner. It's a nice gathering place and I enjoy the shops," said Kim Nygaard of Lumberton.

Police say the victim suffered a broken arm, broken hip, internal bleeding and severe cuts to her face.
Witnesses told police they saw a man fitting the description smoking a cigarette earlier in front of Clark's Footwear store before the attack.

"This is some place where I frequent a lot and I don't even think about anything like this. I just get out of my car and go where I have to go. It's just shocking," said Kathy Rosenberg of Vorhees.

Police have only a vague description of the suspect but they believe another man was present who didn't take part in the attack but took off running with the accused attacker.

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