Police are seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects they say had a part in robbing a 92-year-old woman on a path near her home in Quincy, Massachusetts.
It happened Sunday as the woman was walking back to an elderly living complex on Clay Street in Quincy after getting the Sunday newspaper at a nearby CVS.
She told police a man in his 30s came out of nowhere, pushed her to the ground and took off with her pocketbook.
The violent purse snatching was caught on camera. The elderly woman suffered a fractured sternum.
"How somebody could ever punch a woman like that in her chest, let alone punch her at all, it's pathetic," neighbor Deobrah Moffett said.
Her purse was later found by an observant neighbor who described a similar suspect leaving it by a nearby dumpster after taking cash.
Police are not just looking for the male suspect, but also a female who they say assisted the elderly woman back to the lobby of the complex after the assault. They say before the Good Samaritan was seen on camera in the lobby, she was spotted with the suspect.
"I have to think she had somewhat of a conscience and what happened bothered her and she came back," Lt. John Steele of the Quincy Police Department said.
Police are hoping the twist in the case will help them solve the heartless crime. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Quincy Police Department.