Concord police search for man accused of snatching elderly woman's purse

CONCORD, Calif. -- Concord police say leads are coming in now that they have released a very clear surveillance photo of a man who they think stole purses from two older women-- one who is in her 90's.

A 93-year-old woman is still in the hospital after being knocked to the ground during a purse-snatch robbery Friday afternoon near a bank in Concord, police said.

Officers responded to the 1000 block of Sunvalley Boulevard just after 4 p.m. on report of a robbery.

They found a 64-year-old woman and a 93-year-old woman, both of whom had their purses stolen by a suspect described as a bald Pacific Islander man in his 30s with a heavy build, a tattoo on his right forearm and "gauge" type earrings.

Police said the suspect was last seen fleeing the scene in a white sedan that may have been a Chevrolet Malibu.

Detectives are asking for help identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at (925) 603-5817.

ABC7 News' Amy Hollyfield contributed to this report.
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