THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- Police in Thomasville are looking for the people who they say pepper sprayed a 79-year-old woman and stole her purse.
The robbery happened in the parking lot of Southgate Plaza on Randolph Street around 3 p.m., police said. Witnesses told investigators two or three females drove up in a sedan and tried to take the woman's purse.
After the woman refused to give up her purse, one of the suspects pepper sprayed her in the eyes and face and took her purse.
The woman was treated on the scene by EMS workers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers at (336) 476-8477.