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Mugger fails twice: fought off by two women, 53 and 76

Posted at 10:32 PM, Jan 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-14 22:32:02-05

This is the man cops say didn`t hesitate to go after a 53-year-old woman and a 76-year-old granny – the only problem is that he failed to rob either one, but did manage to send his older victim to the hospital.

Police say last Monday, he approached the 53-year-old woman and grabbed at her purse.  He quickly found himself outmatched, smiled, and fled.

Perhaps hoping for an easy mark, he then went after the 76-year-old, but she held on for dear life and refused to give up her purse.  However, the sidewalk attack landed her in the hospital with injuries.  Her attacker was forced to flee with nothing.

Police are hunting for this cowardly thug who they describe as an Asian male, 5’11” to 6’2” tall with pocked skin.

He was last seen wearing a tan bubble jacket, tan pants and dark sneakers

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-557-TIPS (8477).