A woman pushing a shopping cart Sunday near Wal-Mart had her purse snatched, according to police.
The 77-year-old woman was approached from behind by a young man who ran up to her grabbed the purse from the cart and took off in a car, according to Lt. Tom Fenner of the Pleasanton Police Department.
"She was using the cart to assist her in getting to the bus stop," Sgt. Jim Knox said. She was not injured.
The incident occurred at 4:14 p.m. in the parking lot near Red Robin restaurant on Owens Drive near Rosewood Drive.
Witness reports detail the getaway car as a black, four-door sedan, possibly a Pontiac Grand-Am, and containing three white males and a white female. The suspect is described as white and between 18 and 25 years old.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 931-5100.