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Purse snatcher knocks over, drags woman in failed robbery on Big Isle

A robber knocked a 79-year-old woman to the ground and dragged her in a purse-snatching attempt on Banyan Drive in Hilo Wednesday night, Hawaii County police said.

Police said the woman was walking up the entrance ramp to a hotel when a man pulled on her purse, causing her to fall to the ground at about 8 p.m. The woman hung on to her purse and yelled for help as the man dragged her by her purse.

The suspect fled south on foot without the purse, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at (808)935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (808)961-8300.

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