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updated: 7/8/2013 11:20 PM

Robbers knock elderly woman to ground in Mt. Prospect

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A 93-year-old woman was robbed early Monday morning while she was walking to church in Mount Prospect, police said.

The victim told police she was walking to the church about 6 a.m. on the 1500 block of South Linneman Road when she was struck from behind and knocked to the ground. Two men took her purse and fled on foot.

The victim was taken to Northwest Community Hospital for a wrist injury.

Police described the attackers as Hispanic men, about 18 years old. One was believed to be wearing a light brown shirt and dark pants.

Mount Prospect police ask that anyone with information call (847) 870-5656 or make an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-7867. Crime Stoppers tipsters are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 after an arrest and prosecution.

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