Cobb County police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man they say punched an 84-year-old woman in the face before stealing her purse.
The robbery occurred Tuesday morning in the parking lot of the Publix grocery store at 2451 Cumberland Parkway in Vinings, near the intersection of Paces Ferry Road and Interstate 285, according to Sgt. Wayne Delk, a spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department.
Delk said immediately after robbing the woman, the suspect made his getaway in a 2005 Toyota Camry with a “drive out dealer tag.” The Camry has “extensive damage” to the driver-side rear passenger door, Delk said.
He said the public will be an important partner in identifying the suspect vehicle, as the police will not be able to track the license plate.
Police ask anyone with information about the vehicle or the suspect to contact the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3945.