Woman, 79, injured while fending off attempted mugging

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
A man attempted to mug a 79-year-old woman near Addison and Lake Shore Drive in the Lake View neighborhood.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 79-year old woman was assaulted Saturday afternoon in the city's Lake View neighborhood, police said.

An offender tried to grab her purse and when the woman wouldn't let go, the attacker hit her, police said.

The incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. near Addison and Lake Shore Drive.

Authorities do not believe the incident is related to a spat of armed robberies in the Lake View neighborhood this week.