Person of interest questioned for battery of 94-year-old woman

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FOX 32 NEWS - Chicago Police are questioning a person of interest in the robbery and beating of a 94-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Wednesday morning in her Garfield Ridge neighborhood home.

At 11:52 a.m., the woman was followed into the hallway of her home in the 5100 block of South Long, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives. The man grabbed her purse, battered and knocked her down, then ran away.

The woman was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, according to National Women Veterans United.

The suspect drove off in a stolen vehicle, which he crashed in an alley in the 5700 block of South Archer and abandoned, police said. The vehicle was found by police a short time later.

The woman suffered injuries to her face and was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

The suspect was described as a black man 25–35, about 6-foot and 200 pounds with a beard, and wearing a brown leather jacket, police said.

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.