PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A woman suffered cuts and severe bleeding after a suspect attempting to steal her purse slashed her arm with a large knife.
Police say around 6:50 a.m. on April 27, a 41-year-old female was on the 100 block of South 60th Street in Philadelphia when she was approached from behind by another woman.READ MORE: Philadelphia Community Still Wants 'Real Justice' For Walter Wallace Jr. A Year After Fatal Police Shooting
The suspect attempted to take the victim’s purse by slicing the strap with a knife. In the process, police say the victim’s left arm was slashed, causing severe bleeding.READ MORE: The Aztecs 'Slowly Crush You': CBS Sports' Randy Cross Previews Fresno State-#21 San Diego State, Other Matchups
After gaining possession of the purse containing bank cards and $30, police say the suspect fled the scene on foot.
The suspect is described as a black female, around 40 years old. She is 5-foot-5, with a medium build, and was wearing a dark-colored skirt, brown fur vest, dark-colored pants and knee high boots.MORE NEWS: Halloween 2021: Trick-Or-Treating Events In Philly-Area
Anyone with information on the suspect or incident is asked to call 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.