DUBLIN, Calif. -- A 72-year-old woman suffered a large cut to the face in a strong-arm robbery in Dublin Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The incident was reported at 12:22 p.m. on Golden Gate Drive near the West Dublin BART station.
The victim was attacked from behind and her purse and cellphone were stolen, police said.
Police said witnesses described the suspect as a black man about 5 feet 5 inches tall who was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.
The suspect and a driver reportedly left the scene in a late-model four-door Honda Accord, possibly gray or tan in color, that headed toward Interstate Highway 680.
Dublin police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call Detective Jose Buenrostro at (925) 452-2181 or Detective Sgt. Rafael Alvarez at (925) 833-6682.