CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A 59-year-old Charleston woman was assaulted outside the Charleston Town Center Mall on Tuesday.
Sgt. Eric Hodges of the Charleston Police Department said the woman was waiting for a ride outside J.C. Penney's at about 7:15 p.m. when two men knocked her down and stole her purse. Police are not releasing the victim's name out of concern for her safety.
Hodges said the two men then fled into the mall. He said the victim tried to follow them, but lost them in the crowd.
Police are looking for two black males. One was last seen wearing a green sweatshirt and a New York Yankees baseball cap. The other was wearing a black jacket with a white logo on the back.
Police are investigating.