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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.

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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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