Graveyard Robber Nabs Purse of 81-Year-Old Woman Visiting Deceased Relative

Wichita police are looking for a man who robbed an 81-year-old woman who was visiting a family member's grave at a cemetery.

The woman, from California, was at the grave Thursday when a man in his 20s approached and asked if she could give him bus fare. The woman opened her purse to get some cash, and the robber snatched the purse and ran.

Police said the robber threw the purse down after taking out money.

Wichita detective Phil Jacob said unfortunately robberies can occur anywhere — even the cemetery. Jacob didn't feel the woman's age made her more susceptible to the crime.

He said robbers prey on unsuspecting victims of any age.