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Woman injured in robbery at bus stop in Roseville

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Roseville — A woman is suffering from cuts, bruises after she was attacked and robbed Thursday night.

According to Roseville police, the 59-year-old victim was injured at about 11 p.m. while she was waiting for a bus after completing an afternoon shift at a pharmacy at Gratiot and Frazho.

As the victim began to walk toward the approaching bus, the suspect charged her from behind and grabbed her purse. In his effort to wrench the purse away, the thief spun her to the ground causing her to suffer a severe cut over her left eye as well as injuries to her ribs and shoulder.

The bus driver and several passengers provided first aid to the woman while calling for police and paramedics.

The suspect was last seen running east through the parking lot of a supermarket. Neither the victim or the bus driver were able to provide a description of the suspect other than it was a male assailant.

Police searching for the robber located the victim’s purse on a street about two blocks away. The only thing missing was about $10 in cash.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by paramedics from the Roseville Fire Department. The woman remains in fair condition.

Detectives are in the process of obtaining surveillance video from area businesses in the hopes of securing an identification of the suspect.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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