Elderly woman robbed, assaulted in Annandale

A bus trip home for a 73-year-old woman in Annandale landed her in the hospital after Fairfax County police said a group of four men stole her purse and then beat her up.

The woman was approached by a group of young men in the 7900 block of Heritage Drive in Annandale at about 8 p.m.

One of the suspects grabbed her purse from behind and struck her several times before fleeing.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Kristen Snellings lives in the apartment complex next to the bus stop on heritage drive.

“I have been here 35 years,” she says. “(crime) is rampant.”

Police are now looking for four suspects. Anyone with information is urged to call 1-866-411-TIPS/8477.