Police: 83-year-old woman robbed in Roanoke parking lot

Roanoke police looking for suspect


ROANOKE, Va. – Police are investigating after an 83-year-old woman’s purse was stolen from her car Friday night.

Police say it happened outside the Roanoker Restaurant in the 2500 block of Colonial Avenue Southwest just before 7:30 pm Friday,

The victim, from Botetourt County, told officers that she was leaving the restaurant when a white man approached her in the parking lot. The man pushed her up against her driver's side door and held her as he removed her purse from the car. The man then fled the scene in a silver vehicle.

The man was described as being around 5 feet 10 inches with medium length brown hair and wearing a tan shirt.

The victim was not hurt in the incident.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information can call the Roanoke Police Department tip line at 540-344-8500. Callers can choose to remain anonymous.

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