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81-year-old Walmart employee robbed of $15 while leaving work

Posted May 2, 2012 5:06 p.m. EDT
Updated May 3, 2012 6:12 a.m. EDT

Police in Hillsborough are trying to find a man who robbed an 81-year-old Walmart employee of $15 as she was leaving work Saturday night.

The woman was walking to her car in the store's parking lot, at 501 Hampton Pointe Blvd., police said Wednesday, when a man struck her in the back of the head, pushed her to the ground and stole her purse, which contained the cash.

She was taken to Durham Regional Hospital, where she was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police said the robber was a white man with a medium build who was between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall and weighed approximately 175 pounds. He was wearing a green sweatshirt, black shorts and black sneakers and was driving a dark-colored, small pickup truck, possibly a Chevy S-10.

Anyone with information that could help investigators can call the Hillsborough Police Department at 919-732-9381, extension 37.