Elderly woman mugged in Macon

A young man threw an 84-year-old woman against a concrete column and took her purse Saturday, Macon police said.

The assault took place at 3:32 p.m. in front of Dollar Tree at 1572 Eisenhower Parkway, according to a police news release. The attacker was a black male 15 to 23 years old, wearing a dark shirt, dark tennis shoes and a dark cap. He was last seen running behind the shopping center.

The victim was treated for injuries at a local hospital, but an update on her condition was not available Sunday night.

Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to call Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 1-877-68CRIME or Macon police at 751-7500.