Police are asking for help identifying a robbery suspect in an attack on a 70-year-old woman Monday afternoon in Berkeley, police said.
At 4 p.m., a woman was walking in the 1300 block of Campus Drive when the suspect greeted her as she walked past. He then grabbed a bag from her shoulder and knocked her to the ground, according to police. The woman needed stitches to her face after being knocked down.
The attack has neighbors on alert.
"I really can't believe that -- around here, especially," neighbor Luke Stork said.
Officers are describing the suspect as a man in his mid 30s to mid 40s and standing 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. He was wearing a beanie cap and dark clothing, police said.
The suspect left the scene of the attack in a black or blue Ford F-150 pickup truck with a windowless camper shell.
Anyone who can identify the man in the picture is being asked to call the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900 or at email@example.com.
People who provide information can remain anonymous.
NBC Bay Area's Chuck Coppola contributed to this report.