A woman told police she was pushed from behind and robbed of her purse at about 7 a.m. on April 27 as she walked in the 500 block of Escuela Avenue.
The robber, who was described as a Hispanic man, between the ages of 20 to 30, was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, according to Liz Wylie, spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.
The victim, a 45-year-old Mountain View woman, struggled to keep her purse. But the man, who was also described as being of heavy build and medium height, ultimately wrestled the purse away from her and fled, Wylie said. He was last seen running west on Gamel Way.
Police searched the area for the suspect or evidence, but came up with nothing, Wylie said. The victim lost $150 in the robbery.