Man punches 84-year-old in face, steals her purse in grocery store parking lot

Police are trying to find a man they say punched an 84-year-old woman in her face and stole her purse in the parking lot of a Vinings, Georgia, grocery store.

The incident happened Tuesday morning outside a Publix supermarket, according to Sgt. Wayne Delk, a Cobb County Police Department spokesman.

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The woman, Sondra Dillon, told police the man hopped in a car and drove away after punching and robbing her.

Surveillance footage shows the man pulling off in the 2005 Toyota Camry with a dealer drive-out tag, Delk said. He said the Camry is distinct with extensive damage to the rear passenger door on the driver’s side.

Anyone with information about the car or the man is asked to contact Cobb police at 770-499-3945.

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