Video shows 71-year-old woman fight would-be purse snatcher with cane

Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 05:12:44-05

A thief tried going after a 71-year-old woman, but she wasn't backing down. The encounter was caught on surveillance video.

It's shows the woman going to get some groceries at the Family Foods on Rosa Parks nearly two weeks ago on February 10th.

Out of nowhere, a young man goes after her purse, yanking on it, but the 71-year old won't go down without a fight.

She's doing everything she can to hold on, fending him off with her cane.

Surveillance photos give you a closer look at exactly who investigators are looking for right now.

This woman was lucky, not only did she not lose her bag, she walked away without any major injuries.

Police say they're looking for a black male, 18-25 years old with a thin build, medium brown complexion, wearing a red hat, black hooded jacket, dark jeans and dark shoes.

If you have any information, call Detroit Police.