Elderly woman robbed at Safeway in Silver Spring

The suspect came up from behind the suspect, assaulted her then robbed her. Photo: Montgomery County Police

Detectives are actively searching for a man who was caught on camera assaulting and robbing an elderly woman inside a Safeway grocery store in Silver Spring this past Tuesday.

The attack happened at the Safeway at 13814 Outlet Drive in Silver Spring at about 9:40 p.m. Jan. 15, Montgomery County Police officials say. In the video, the suspect is seen walking up behind the lady as she prepared to leave the store.

Police say the man then threw the woman to the ground and robbed her of an unknown amount of cash. He then fled the store on foot.

The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated on scene.

Officials describe the suspect as a 6-foot-1 black man in his early-to-mid 20s wearing a black knit hat, dark blue jacket, khakis and a black backpack. A cash reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the suspects arrest.