According to police reports, the robbery occurred around 5 p.m., Saturday, July 16.
The woman told police she was walking through the parking lot when she was approached by a man who demanded her purse. The woman said she clutched the purse to her chest but the man grabbed it from her causing her to fall.
A witness told police that after knocking the woman to the ground, the suspect jumped into a waiting white Hyundai sedan — driven by a second man — which fled eastbound through the store’s rear alley.
Division Chief Mike Dudlo of the Burbank Police Department said the witness noted the license plate number of the vehicle but officers determined the car was reported stolen from Chicago on July 10.
The woman told police the purse contained her debit card, cell phone, and $100 in cash.
The suspect was described as a black male, 27-33 years old, between 5-feet-10-inches and 6 feet tall, with short black hair and crooked teeth, wearing a black shirt and pants.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Burbank Police Department at (708) 924-7300. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call (708) 793-3388.