94-year-old woman attacked, robbed near Cleveland Park neighborhood in Northwest DC

Police say an elderly woman was attacked and robbed Monday night near a gas station near the Cleveland Park neighborhood in Northwest, D.C. while walking to her car.

Officers say they responded to Connecticut Avenue near Porter Street in Northwest, D.C. where the 94-year-old victim told them she was attempting to get into her vehicle when she was approached from behind by a suspect who demanded her purse.

The woman told police she struggled with the suspect who cut her on the right hand, knocked her to the ground and told her that he had a gun. She said the suspect grabbed her purse and ran off.

Police are still investigating at this time.