A 72-year-old woman suffered a large cut to the face Wednesday afternoon during a strong-arm robbery near the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.
Pleasanton police said the woman was attacked from behind shortly after noon on Golden Gate Drive. Her purse and cell phone were stolen.
Police said witnesses described the suspect as a black man about 5 feet, 5 inches tall who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.
The man and a driver reportedly left the scene in a late-model four-door Honda Accord, possibly gray or tan in color, that headed toward the freeway.
Anyone with information about the robbery should call Detective Jose Buenrostro at 452-2181 or Detective Sgt. Rafael Alvarez at 833-6682.