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Police: Man Shoved, Stole Purse From 84-Year-Old Woman

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police need help identifying a man who was caught on surveillance shoving an elderly woman to the ground during a purse snatching last week.

Police said the 84-year-old woman and her husband had traveled to Nashville for a medical appointment at Premier Orthopedics on Harding Place last Wednesday. The couple met the man outside the building around 12:20 p.m. and engaged in a casual conversation before the robber suddenly shoved the woman to the ground and stole her purse.

The robber fled on foot toward Jonquil Drive.

Police said the man had been seen loitering in the area of the medical building much of the morning.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME or South Precinct Investigations at 862-7763.

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