Texas woman attacked, robbed downtown

Published 12:04 pm Monday, May 24, 2010

A 70-year-old Texas woman was attacked and robbed Saturday night while walking with her husband on Washington Street in downtown Vicksburg.

At 9:53, the victim, from Arlington, told police she was approached by two thin black males about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 wearing blue jeans and white T-shirts, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

She said the suspects knocked her to the ground and took her purse, containing $95, then ran east on China Street.

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Stewart said the woman was treated for a cut to her forehead and released from River Region Medical Center.

The woman did not know the suspects, Stewart said.