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Man knocks Indianapolis woman unconscious when stealing her purse

Posted at 7:04 AM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 07:04:14-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Metro police are asking for help identifying a man accused of stealing a woman's purse and knocking her unconscious after shoving her into a pole.

Surveillance pictures shown above are from the scene on Salem Street, near 38th Street and Meridian Street. The attack happened just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The suspect is said to be a black male, six feet tall, and 200 pounds.

After the altercation, the suspect is said to have fled northbound on foot through a nearby church parking lot.

To submit a tip, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.