Another elderly woman’s purse is snatched in Chinatown

Another elderly woman’s purse is snatched in Chinatown
In the upper left of the image, two male suspects were seen running away after the purse snatching. The suspects have not yet been identified. (Source: Nearby Business)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Yet another elderly woman has fallen victim to a purse snatching on Oahu.

Police sources say an 80-year-old woman was waiting for the start of a dawn tai chi class to begin Monday near College Walk and Kukui Street in Chinatown.

She was sitting on the wall of the Nuuanu Stream when sources say two men approached her and started a conversation.

The suspects then swiped the woman’s bag. She fell and suffered a cut to the chin, sources said.

The suspects then ran off before police were called. HPD has launched a second-degree robbery case. No arrests have been reported.

Two male suspects were seen on nearby surveillance video running away moments after stealing the woman’s purse, however the suspects have not yet been identified.

This is the latest violent purse snatching that has been reported on Oahu in recent weeks. On Sunday, a 75-year-old was mugged in Kalihi on her way to church.

Anyone with information should call police. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling CrimeStoppers Honolulu at 955-8300.

This story may be updated.

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