Police search for man who robbed a senior citizen

New Bedford police are looking for the man they say snatched a purse for a 76 year old woman at Nauset st. and Mt. Pleasant St., Sunday.

The suspect reportedly walked up behind the woman and took the purse. A couple of bystanders chased him through the baseball fields but lost sight of him.

He{}threw the bag as he ran, but managed to get the woman's wallet out first.

The suspect is described as a light skinned male with tattoos. He was last seen wearing tan shorts and a black shirt.

Detectives are in the process of trying to locate any surveillance video that might help in their search.

If you have any information, you're asked to contact Det. Tyrone Jones at 508-991-6300 ext. 134