RICHMOND -- A woman suspected of robbing an elderly woman and breaking her hip at a Point Richmond bank earlier this month remains on the loose, and police are asking the public's help identifying her.
Richmond police are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect, Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said. That woman is accused of robbing an 87-year-old woman at a Mechanics Bank ATM on Richmond Avenue in an attack that broke the older woman's hip, Abetkov said.
The elderly woman went there around 6:45 p.m. on July 5 and was completing a transaction when the attack happened, Abetkov said. She has been released from a Richmond hospital and continues to recover, Abetkov said.
Police say the 25-to-35-year-old suspect is black, between 5 foot 5 inches and 5 foot 7 inches tall, approximately 145 pounds with black hair. Grainy surveillance pictures show a woman in a white, long-sleeved shirt, tan pants and dark-colored purse approaching the victim, Abetkov said. Another shows the woman with dark-colored shoes, as well as what appears to be a dark-colored SUV.
The suspect is believed to have escaped in that car, Abetkov said. Police have been looking for her since then.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Det. Hector Esparza at 510-620-6673. Anonymous tips can be left at 510-232-8477.
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