Purse snatchers injure elderly woman leaving local bank


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Purse snatchers injure elderly woman leaving local bank

By Rikki Cheese. CREATED Mar 28, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police need your help to find the crooks who snatched an elderly woman's purse and left her severely injured.

Video on her friend's smartphone shows 85-year-old Sonia Kidd recovering at Summerlin Hospital.

The attack happened at the Wells Fargo Branch on Rainbow and Flamingo on Friday, March 21.

Friend and co-worker Kamalani Kuewa said Sonia described the attack, "As she was going out she was pushed. Somebody grabbed her purse from her and ran off with it, and then somebody else went and grabbed her purse from them, came back and gave it back to her. But she fell and broke her arm and then, that's all she really remembers."

The attack on Sonia follows one that happened at the Palms.

Another elderly woman was injured when her purse was snatched as she walked out of the casino.

Witnesses saw that suspect run away. He's described as a white male, 20 to 30 years of age, 5'10" and about 170 pounds with light brown hair.

Unfortunately, the only description police have in Sonia's case is of two white males who rode away on bikes.

If you know anything about either crime, call Crime stoppers at 385-5555.

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Rikki Cheese is currently an anchor and reporter for Action News.