Woman robbed of purse at knifepoint in Upper Haight 

click to enlarge A knife-wielding thug robbed a 68-year-old woman of her purse in the Upper Haight area on Sunday. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO | CLIP ART
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  • A knife-wielding thug robbed a 68-year-old woman of her purse in the Upper Haight area on Sunday.

A 68-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint in the Upper Haight on Sunday, police said.

The victim was asked the time by the suspect at Page and Cole streets about 7:30 a.m., police said. The victim looked at her cellphone and told the suspect the time. The suspect then grabbed for her purse but the victim was able to walk away.

A block later the suspect approached again, this time wielding a knife and demanded the victim's purse, police said. The victim gave her purse to the suspect, who still wasn't satisfied and demanded her phone, which she also turned over to the crook.

The suspect, described as a man 18 to 20 years old, fled the scene westbound on Page Street. No arrest has been made.

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