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Thief knocks elderly Huntington woman down and steals her purse

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A Huntington woman says someone knocked her down and stole her purse as she was walking home from church.

It happened Sunday just after Noon on Seventh avenue near West Sixth Street.

Helen Mollohan says a tall man wearing black clothing approached her and shoved her to the ground, took her purse and ran away.

She says she walks home from her nearby church nearly every Sunday but never had anything like this happen.

She says she had pain in her back and was later checked out at a local hospital.

Anyone with information is asked call Huntington police.