Armed Robber Attacks Elderly Woman

Windsor police are investigating after an elderly woman was robbed at knife point. (Photo by Toni Bruner.)

A 70-year-old woman is recovering after she was allegedly held up in broad daylight by a man with a knife on a busy downtown Windsor street.

While waiting for the bus in the 600-block of Ouellette Ave. Monday afternoon, police say the woman was attacked by a man who tried to steal her purse. She suffered a cut on her nose when the man punched her in the face. According to authorities, witnesses pushed the suspect into a wall where he dropped the purse before he ran away.

Police describe the suspect as:

– a white man in his mid-30s with a chubby face and blondish short hair

– was approximately 250lbs

– wearing a black t-shirt and grey cargo shorts.

Witnesses can call the Windsor Police Major Crimes Branch at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, or Crimestoppers at 519-258-8477 (TIPS). Information can also be submitted on Facebook and at