United States Virginia change
Sri Lanka Breaking News
Sri Lanka parliament
vivalankaSri Lanka newsSri Lanka businessSri Lanka sportsSri Lanka technologySri Lanka travelSri Lanka videosSri Lanka eventssinhala newstamil newsSri Lanka business directory
vivalanka advertising
Stay Connected
Popular Searches
T20 World Cup
Sponsored Links
Sri Lanka Explorer

Elderly shopper attacked with pepper-spray

Sep 27, 2011 6:57:00 PM - thestate.com
Columbia police are looking for the man who attacked an elderly shopper at the Aldi grocery store at 7610 Garners Ferry Road shortly before noon Tuesday.

According to a statement from the police department, the 72-year-old woman told authorities she was in the parking lot when a man sprayed pepper spray in her face and, unsuccessfully, tried to wrest her purse from her hands.

The unknown attacker may have been driving a tan, brown, or gold Chevy Malibu or Impala, police said.

A suspect who fled toward a similarly described car was caught on surveillance video at 12:30 p.m. trying, but failing, to snatch the purse from a woman sitting outside the Hobby Lobby on Forest Drive.

The suspect in both incidents is described as a black man, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, possibly weighing 180 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt and light colored pants.

USA, South Carolina: (Latest Stories)